Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
My mom gave me this recipe using green beans, but I like it much better with Asparagus. The asparagus is tender, with a slightly sweet, but tangy sauce.
- 1 bunch fresh asparagus
- 8 slices bacon
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced (optional)
- Cook the asparagus in boiling water for 2 minutes; drain and set aside.
- Melt butter or margarine.
- Mix Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, butter and garlic in a bowl.
- Wrap the asparagus in bundles of 4-5 stalks with a piece of bacon. Place bundles in the bottom of a baking dish.
- Pour sauce over the bundles and bake at 325°F until bacon is crispy.
- Remove and serve warm.
This was an elegant presentation and a tasty side dish for Christmas dinner. Because I can't stand flabby bacon, I partially precooked the bacon, and I have to say that the recipe was fabulous.
I'm not sure what went wrong, what with the other glowing reviews. I made this exactly as written, used regular (not thick) bacon, etc. After more than an hour in the oven at 325F the bacon was still not cooked, and the asparagus was destroyed. We tried our best to eat it but had to throw it away and just had eggs and toast. I'm sorry. I don't ususally feel this way about a recipe. Especially one that looks so good!
Served with eggs and toast points, this was the star of our Sunday breakfast! I did use a slice and half bacon per bundle and these were gone before anything else was even touched. This delicious recipe goes into my permanet file and will be repeated often. Thanks for a great recipe.