Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus


I love grilling on a Friday night, don’t you?

Ish really, really, really wanted a Komodo Joe, and we finally got one this summer, and we are loving it.

So far we’ve grilled steaks, hamburgers, pork chops, prime rib (for Ish’s birthday), and brats.

And everything has been amazing.

Which made me want to work on some sides that we could grill to go with our proteins. I’ve had him blacken corn for street corn (recipe coming soon, I promise! It’s almost ready for sharing), but we both die-hard love asparagus.

Someone mentioned that I should try grilling it with oil, salt, and pepper, and it was delicious, but I felt like it might be missing something.

Obviously (as you can tell by the title of the recipe), that turned out to be bacon.

This bacon wrapped asparagus is amazing, and even the boys demolish it. Pair with some grilled pork chops for a complete meal.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Probably because of the bacon, but hey, I’ll take it.

Plus, this recipe is so super simple (and inexpensive if you find a sale on bacon!). There are a number of different variations that you can create, but this basic recipe will get you started.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

  • 1 bunch baby (small stem) asparagus
  • nitrate-free bacon

Wash your asparagus or soak with a good fruit and veggie soak and pat dry.

You want to make sure that you get it as dry as possible to help it cook evenly.

Snap off the ends, and cut the asparagus stems into 3 pieces each.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bundle 3 pieces of your chopped asparagus together and wrap with a slice of bacon.

Repeat with the remaining asparagus.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Light your grill and allow it to heat to 350 degrees (you can do this on a grill pan on your stove or using a gas or charcoal grill outside).

Carefully place your bacon wrapped asparagus on the center of your grill (low to the coals if you are grilling outside) for 2 minutes.

Turn it frequently using tongs for about 2 minutes.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Remove the asparagus to a higher grill plate or outer edge away from the coals, and continue to cook, with the lid closed or your pan covered, for 18-20 minutes, until the bacon is crispy.

You’ll want to turn your asparagus frequently (every few minutes) to make sure that it cooks evenly and you don’t get any burned spots.

Remove your bacon wrapped asparagus from the grill and serve immediately.

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Asparagus

Serve up these tasty bacon wrapped grilled asparagus next time you grill out. Savory, tasty, and absolutely delicious. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus recipe, bacon wrapped asparagus
Servings: 5 people

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch baby asparagus
  • 1 package nitrate free bacon

Instructions

  • Wash your asparagus or soak with a good fruit and veggie soak and pat dry.
    You want to make sure that you get it as dry as possible to help it cook evenly.
     
  • Snap off the ends, and cut the asparagus stems into 3 pieces each.
    Bundle 3 pieces of your chopped asparagus together and wrap with a slice of bacon. Repeat with the remaining asparagus.
     
  • Light your grill and allow it to heat to 350 degrees (you can do this on a grill pan on your stove or using a gas or charcoal grill outside).
    Carefully place your bacon wrapped asparagus on the center of your grill (low to the coals if you are grilling outside) for 2 minutes.
     
  • Turn it frequently using tongs for about 2 minutes.
    Remove the asparagus to a higher grill plate or outer edge away from the coals, and continue to cook, with the lid closed or your pan covered, for 18-20 minutes, until the bacon is crispy.
     
  • You'll want to turn your asparagus frequently (every few minutes) to make sure that it cooks evenly and you don't get any burned spots.
    Remove your bacon wrapped asparagus from the grill and serve immediately.

I have found that if you’re preparing additional items, that it’s best to start the asparagus a short while before your protein is finished cooking so that your protein can rest and you don’t lose the juice.

My boys love to dip their asparagus in BBQ sauce or ranch dressing (depending on their mood).

If you really want to jazz it up, you can baste your bacon wrapped asparagus with BBQ sauce or teriyaki sauce for a totally different take and flavor.

Have you tried bacon wrapped asparagus before?

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