Caramelized Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

If you do not like brussels sprouts, this recipe just may change your mind – it did mine! I remember brussels sprouts being really mushy with a very strong cabbage-like odor and taste…caramelized brussels sprouts with bacon puts an entirely new spin on this delicious fun veggie – go ahead – give it a try, you will be glad you did.

If you already like brussels sprouts, then you may know that everything goes better with bacon and this is no exception.

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts With Bacon
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Recipe type: Vegetable
Serves: 4
  • 5 strips of bacon cut into ½ inch slices
  • 28 brussels sprouts cut in half with bottom stem trimmed off and outside leaves discarded
  • ¾ teaspoon finely ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  1. In a skillet on medium heat cook the chopped bacon for 5 minutes until the fat has rendered down and the bacon has browned slightly
  2. Add the brussels sprouts and stir to coat in the rendered bacon fat
  3. Sprinkle the pepper and salt on the mixture and stir slightly to coat evenly
  4. Let the brussels sprouts cook for 4 minutes on medium heat until they begin to caramelize, or get a little brown. [b]Here is a new Line that doesn't start a new instruction
  5. Stir well and add butter
  6. Cook for 4 more minutes and stir again - depending on the size of your sprouts, they should be done.
  7. When the sprouts are slightly soft they are done, you may need to cook them a few minutes longer, but remove from the heat once a fork can pass through the entire sprout.

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