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Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts

So, maybe you are a Brussels Sprouts hater, well then THIS simple, 3 ingredient recipe (by Serena @ Teaspoon of Spice) is sure to convert you into a BS lover!

Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts #TheRecipeRedux

The older I get, the more important birthdays seem to get. Not mine per say, but, those I hold near and dear. I mean, if not for your birthday, then my life would be a bit poorer for not knowing you. So, let’s break out the beets and bacon and bubbly and have a month long celebration I say – wouldn’t you agree?

Well, June happens to be The Recipe Redux’s birthday month, and while I don’t have the beets and bubbly today – I am breaking out the bacon – in a big way! I have immensely enjoyed being a member of The Recipe Redux over these past two years, and, growing from the challenges they have sent my way.

Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts #TheRecipeRedux

And, in true Recipe Redux form, for their birthday month, the Recipe Redux challenged their members to “Celebrate a ReDuxer” – to pick a fellow ReDuxer and “redux” one of their recipes!

So, I figured I would pick one of the founders of the Recipe Redux, Serena Ball (one of two dieticians who run Teaspoon of Spice), to celebrate here in this little space of mine.

Recently, my teen daughter seems to be going through a tastebud overhaul. While she used to love roasted Brussels Sprouts, recently, she has started to turn her nose up at them – literally! So, when I visited Teaspoon of Spice and stumbled on Serena’s recipe for Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts, I figured even if my daughter didn’t like it, I’d feast on it because b.a.c.o.n.

Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts #TheRecipeRedux

I very slightly adapted Serena’s recipe, reducing the quantity of each ingredient, omitting the balsamic vinegar, and topping the finished dish with pistachios, cilantro, and red pepper flakes. And, wouldn’t you know it, my daughter polished off her bowl – declaring this wasn’t a side to dinner but the main entrée!

Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts #TheRecipeRedux

Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Bacon and Brussels Sprouts are a popular combo, but Brussels Sprouts get an upgrade in this simple, 3-ingredient recipe that uses bacon flavored broth to "quick-steam" the Brussels Sprouts in - resulting in a truly delicious dish!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb Brussels Sprouts sliced
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1.5 slices of bacon
  • Optional Toppings: pistachios, cilantro and red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet till done
  2. Then remove bacon and set aside on paper towels
  3. Use a couple of paper towels to sop up a bit of the bacon fat
  4. Then add sliced Brussels Sprouts into skillet and cook till they begin to caramelize some
  5. Then add in the chicken broth and cover and let Brussels Sprouts "steam" for 3 minutes
  6. Then remove cover, stir a bit and let Brussels Sprouts cook till broth is cooked off
  7. Top with ripped up bacon pieces
  8. Also, if so desired, top with pistachios, cilantro and red pepper flakes

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Marshie Boswell

Thursday 23rd of June 2016

This looks so easy and amazing! I love the idea of putting cilantro in it, because I would put cilantro on literally everything haha. Thanks so much for sharing! I'm glad your daughter is now back on track with brussels sprouts!

Rachel @ Delicious Balance

Thursday 23rd of June 2016

Yum! I'm always looking for new ways to do Brussels sprouts!

Tandy | Lavender and Lime

Thursday 23rd of June 2016

I must try this with pistachios!

Farrah

Thursday 23rd of June 2016

Yay for brussels sprouts! I love that this only takes 3 ingredients!? Simple recipes are my jam! :P I'm definitely going to have to try this out! :] Those topping options sound amazing!

Taylor Kiser

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016

Love everything about these Brussels sprouts!! They are the perfect side dish!