I am always needing a side dish, and my favorite go to side dish is brussel sprouts with bacon. Well you can always change the first part, but you have to have the bacon. I love this dish.
This dish is quick and easy.
Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
- 1lb of brussel sprouts
- 6 strips of thick cut bacon
- 2 shallots
- 2 serrano peppers
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3 tbs of balsamic vinegar
The first step is to wash the brussel sprouts. Clean as much of the dirt as you can off them.
Next trim the bottom of the brussel sprouts and peel off the outer layer of leaves. Only cut off about a 1/4 of an inch.
Next cut the brussel sprouts in half. This will allow you to fully cook the brussel sprouts without having to par boil them. This way the brussel sprouts will be dry and will soak up that amazing bacon grease.
Now slice the bacon into 1/2 inch wide strips. Place the cut bacon into a medium/hot pan. Cook until the bacon is crispy.
While the bacon is cooking, finely dice the shallot, garlic and serrano.
Once the bacon is cooked, remove the bacon and place on a paper towel. Then saute’ the shallot, garlic and serrano for 1-2 mins or until the onion is translucent.
Then add the cut brussel sprouts.
Saute’ for 8-10 minutes or until the brussel sprouts start to carmelize.
Once the sprouts are carmelized add the bacon and stir.
Once you have the bacon fully incorporated, add the balsamic vinegar. Continue to cook for 3-5 minutes stirring regularly.
Remove from the heat and serve.
The brussel sprouts are amazing.
They are salty, bacony, fresh, and a little tangy from the balsamic vinegar. Brussel sprouts with bacon is the perfect side dish for any meal. I hope you enjoy it.