Everything tastes better with bacon – especially home grown asparagus picked fresh from the garden. This Bacon Wrapped Asparagus recipe is quick to prepare, easy to produce, and can be prepared ahead of time for a BBQ party or in an oven.
1 1/2 pounds asparagus spears, trimmed
Olive oil for tossing
Pepper to taste
4 slices of bacon
Preheat BBQ or oven (broiler), to 400˚ F.
Lightly toss asparagus spears in olive oil and black pepper. Divide the spears into 4 bundles and wrap a bacon slice around each bundle.
If grilling on the BBQ, place the bundles on the hot grill and cover for 10-12 minutes. If you’re using the oven, place the bundles on a pan for 12 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready to dive into when the bacon is crispy and the asparagus is tender. While this Bacon Wrapped Asparagus recipe is a delicious way to use fresh, garden-picked asparagus, but of course store-bought asparagus can also be used.