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Bella's Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Bella's Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
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This delicious twist on an underused vegetable is great as a side dish, or even as the main course. You can substitute red wine for the balsamic vinegar.

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  • Calories:
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 13.3 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 933 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until evenly browned, but not crispy, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon, leaving the grease in the skillet. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease and stir in the olive oil, butter, onion, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the onion softens and the garlic lightly browns, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and bring to a simmer; cook until the liquid has reduced by 1/3. Add the reserved bacon, the halved Brussels sprouts, and the chicken stock. Stir, then bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the Brussels sprouts are tender, yet still slightly firm, about 10 minutes.
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baker girl
84

baker girl

3/16/2009

This has the potential to be a 5 star recipe, but for me personally the balsamic was too overpowering for the dish, I think I will tweak it a bit and would be a great recipe. I will probably omit the balsamic and the chicken stock and just sautee them in butter and then do the bacon with garlic and sauteed onions. Thanks for the start!

DickH.
69

DickH.

11/27/2009

One thing to remember when using balsmic ordinaire is that it is not as sweet as aged(expensive) balsmic. We add a little sugar(old chiefs trick) to simulate the good stuff.

sakuraiiko
49

sakuraiiko

2/27/2009

Never did I think I would rate a brussels sprouts recipe as 5 stars. I thought about tossing the sprouts when I got my weekly delivery of organic veggies and saw those in there. but not wanting to be wasteful I figured I would try to find a good recipe to use them in. This was a perfect recipe! I added some cooked quartered red potatoes with the sprouts during the last 10 minutes of cooking and it was so good. Be sure to use good quality balsamic. I used an 18 year aged BV that was slightly flavored with cassis which worked well.

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