The flavor is indescribable. It exceeded all our expectations! I am posting this side dish because I want to encourage everyone to try this wonderful recipe. It is semi-sweet and very rich. Let me know what you think! Don't remember where I found it, but it's a staple at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and throughout the year. *The recipe calls for green beans, but I have only made it with Asparagus.
- Gently wrap approximately 5 beans or asparagus stalks with 1/2 slice bacon and secure with toothpick. Continue until all beans/stalks are wrapped.
- Place in casserole dish.
- Simmer garlic, brown sugar and butter for 5 minutes and pour over beans/stalks.
- Bake at 375°F for 25 minutes or 350°F for 35 minutes (or until tender& hot).
I used fresh asparagus and cooked a little longer-- which made the bacon crispy as well. I'll cut back to 1/4 cup butter next time. Tastes great! The asparagus tips were crunchy and carmalized.
This was a tasty new way to make asparagus. Even my kids enjoyed it. I liked the flavor of the sauce, however I did need to broil it for a few minutes to finish cooking the bacon. I used fresh asparagus and cooked it a few minutes longer than suggested and they were perfectly cooked,not too soft or too crunchy. Thank=you for a tasty treat.
Also good w/ 1/4 c soy sauce instead of butter-and 1-1/2 c brown sugar we had it last night like that and it was FANTASTIC!! I will try this way also !!