Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Recipe Review: Asparagus Bundles

My aunt and I both love Trisha Yearwood's recipes and she shared this one with me a few days ago as I was brainstorming what to make for my Sunday dinner. She began to tell me about how you take bunches of asparagus and wrap them in bacon...Sold! She had me at bacon; let's be honest, what could possibly be bad about anything wrapped in bacon? I gave these a try this weekend and they were amazing. Here is my adaptation of the recipe below:


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 

Karen's additions:

1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
Juice of half an orange

Note: I divided this recipe in half because I was cooking for only two people who eat asparagus and we just about killed the whole batch!


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Take your asparagus and rinse them in a colander in the sink. Snap the end of each spear off where it naturally has flexibility. Divide the asparagus in 12 bundles.
  3. Open up a package of uncooked bacon (I used Smithfield Maple Bacon) and begin to wrap each bundle about a half an inch from the bottom. 
  4. Lay the bundles in a baking dish. 
  5. In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, soy sauce, mustard, orange juice, garlic salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Pour the hot sugar mixture over the asparagus bundles.Caution, do not worry if the mixture looks watery; that is okay!
  6. Transfer the dish to the oven and roast until the spears have begun to wilt and the bacon looks fully cooked, about 25 minutes. 
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/asparagus-bundles-recipe/index.html


  1. why wasn't I invited???? I love asparagus!! LOL

  2. This recipe is my family's favorite! :0) It is so good!