BACON WRAPPED ASPARAGUS
2 lb fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
12 slices bacon, uncooked
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Wrap one piece of bacon around 3 to 4 asparagus spears. Place in shallow baking dish. Repeat with remaining asparagus and bacon.
3. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine brown sugar, butter, soy sauce, garlic powder and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour mixture over asparagus bundles.
4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until spears begin to wilt and bacon is cooked.