Everything is better with bacon! Believe it or not, the Brussels sprout is a beloved little veggie in my house. My daughter's favorite way to eat them is simply roasted with olive oil and a pinch of salt - no steamy mushy sprouts going on here! When we want to jazz this tiny green cabbage up for a twist on the classic, I simply add just a touch of brown sugar and a sprinkling of bacon. It's in the way the sugar is added to the dish with a splash of water to create a glaze that delivers a slight sweetness. No need for a sugar bomb to spice these up! Slightly sweet with a bite of savory bacon makes this Brussels sprout dish a favorite twist on the classic!
3 slices of bacon
1 pound Brussels sprouts, halved
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, flipping once, until bacon is crisp. Remove bacon and set aside until needed.
2. Place Brussels sprouts, garlic, salt, and pepper in the skillet with the bacon drippings. Sauté on medium heat for 10 minutes or until the Brussels sprouts are tender. If the Brussels Sprout start to blacken, turn heat down to medium-low. Add sugar and water and stir. Simmer until all the water has evaporated.
3. Crumble the bacon and add to the glazed Brussels sprouts. Serve.
- By Meredith Steele