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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients
  

  • fresh aspapragus spears
  • high quality bacon
  • ground garlic
  • ground pepper - if desired, I like corse ground

Instructions
 

  • Place a wire rack on a jelly roll pan. This will allow the grease to drain off the bacon and the bacon to crisp up.*
  • Cut 1 - 3 inches (as needed) off of the woody end of the asparagus creating even length spears.
  • Divide asparagus into bundles of 3 to 5 spears depending on thickness and amount of bacon you want to use.  
  • Then wrap each bundle tightly with bacon. Lay the bundles on the wire rack in the jelly roll pan, tucking the bacon end under so it doens't unwrap. 
  • Season with garlic and pepper.
  • Roast in a preheated oven for 30 minutes at 400* or until the bacon is crisp. Flip part way through roasting to crisp up the bottom side.*

Notes

This recipe can easily be adjusted as needed. If you have something else in the oven at a different temperature, go ahead and put it in adjusting baking times as needed. If you find your bacon isn't crisping up, broil for a minute or two, but watch closely! 
*If you are using a high quality, grass fed, hormone free bacon, save the bacon grease for use in other recipes: Fry your eggs in it, sauté vegetables, toss potatoes fries in it before baking. Your taste buds will thank you!