February 6, 2009

A few have asked...

...for the Brussel Sprouts with Bacon recipe. I'd love to share it, it was by far the best way I've ever cooked them.


1 bag/package of fresh brussel sprouts
3-6 slices of bacon, depending on size
coarse salt
black pepper
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup butter (I use SmartBalance, but you can use whatever kind you want)


1. Cut rough ends off of brussel sprouts,, and peel the gross outer leaves off.

2. Chop the brussel sprouts in half, length-wise. Place in freezer bag or bowl.

3. Add olive oil, salt, and pepper to brussel sprouts. Toss in bag or bowl to cover.

4. Cook your bacon. I used the instant microwave bacon because it's easier. If you have uncooked bacon, cook in skillet until crispy, remove, and chop into small pieces. You can leave the grease in the skillet that you will use to cook the brussel sprouts for extra flavor.

5. Melt butter in skillet on med. heat. Add brussel sprouts once butter is melted.

6. Cook brussel sprouts until they are turning brown. When they start to turn brown, add the chopped bacon, and stir it all together. Watch them carefully as they cook and adjust your heat if you need to. I always end up burning some, but even the burnt ones taste good usually.

7. Once browned, preferrably on all sides, remove from heat and enjoy!

The recipe that I got this idea from said to add chopped onion to the brussel sprouts when you first put them in the skillet. I was out of onions so I didn't, but feel free to try that, and let me know if it's good!


Bridgett said...

Mmmm...I'm going to try these, but I'll have to change it up a bit. We don't use butter anymore. LOL

I'll use coconut oil instead...and turkey bacon to cut back points.



Brittany said...

Soooo Printing this out!

Crystal said...

I love turkey bacon, it also is crispier the normal bacon and I only eat bacon crispy lol..

Tricia said...

Sounds yum, may have to get over my fear of brussle sprouts and try them. I like all other veggies. =)
The chicken you had shared with us was so Delish, my kids wanted seconds.

Amie said...

This sounds good, even though I don't like brussel sprouts. I think I may have to try it.
By the way, I love the new layout.

JC said...

too bad I can't eat bacon. this sounds yummy!!! maybe in July I'll get to eat some.

Natalie said...

I love brussel sprouts, I'll have to try this out, maybe my cherubs will eat them too

Tiffany said...

I've never been brave enough to try brussel sprouts, but if I added bacon I maybe could handle them. LOL. ;)

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