Asparagus Bundles

With the fresh asparagus arriving from Geneva Lakes and River Valley Ranch, topped off with the fine selection of bacon from Farmer Nick’s, Lester’s Bison Farm and Pastured Perfect, how could you not make this recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Divide the asparagus spears into 12 bundles. Carefully wrap 1 piece of bacon around each bundle, starting about 1/2 inch from the bottom of the tips. Secure the bacon-wrapped spears with a toothpick. Lay the bundles in a low-sided casserole dish.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, soy sauce, garlic salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Pour the hot sugar mixture over the asparagus bundles. Transfer the dish to the oven and roast until the spears have begun to wilt and the bacon looks fully cooked, about 25 minutes. Remove the toothpicks before serving.

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood Food Network