Thursday, July 1, 2010

Brussel Sprouts...revamped!

OK...I'm probably in the minority because I LOVE baby brussel sprouts, but here's a recipe I use often, and even my husband likes them this way!

In a large frying pan, cook 5-6 slices of bacon*** until crispy.
Remove cooked bacon and drain on paper toweling.
Remove all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease.
Slice one small onion into super thin rings and toss it into the bacon grease leftover in the pan.
Cook and stir until it's soft, then dump in well-drained, cooked baby brussel sprouts.
In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup of water, 1 TBLS. dijon mustard, and 2 TBLS. apple cider vinegar...pour it over the brussel sprouts, stir...toss in bacon.
Let sautee a bit until most of the liquid has evaporated.
Serve. YUM!

***You can replace regular bacon with turkey or veggie bacon (my favorite is Morningstar Farms Veggie Bacon Strips) and trust me, I learned from my fabulous cook of a sister that the best way to make this taste so delish that even carnivores will love it, is to put a tablespoon or two of extra virgin olive oil in a pan, lay in the veggie bacon strips, then sprinkle with kosher salt. Cook, flipping once, until crispy. Then you can use the remaining EVOO in place of the bacon grease to continue with the original recipe.


  1. Ooh, this does sound good! That's awesome that you actually like brussel sprouts by themselves - that's rare, haha. Bacon makes just about everything edible. :)

  2. Yum... I am SO hungry. I don't even normally like brussel sprouts, but, Girl... you rocked 'em! Way to go!!

  3. Sounds good to me. Anything with bacon, I'm there.