Tag Archives: healthy cooking

Bacon Bacon Brussels Sprouts

I love brussels sprouts but I love them more with bacon…

 

What I Used:

8 slices bacon, chopped

1 pound Brussels sprouts

1 garlic clove, minced

1-2 tablespoons ghee (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste

lemon (optional)

What I did:

  1.  In a large pan, over medium-high heat, place the chopped bacon and cook until the fat has been rendered.
  2. While bacon is cooking, start chopping your brussels sprouts. I usually cut mine in halves or fours.
  3. Remove the bacon bits and add the brussels sprouts & garlic to the pan. Turn the sprouts so they are coated in the bacon fat, then place a lid on them and adjust your heat to medium-low. If your brussels sprouts aren’t coated, add some ghee to the pan.
  4. Occasionally, stir your sprouts in the bacon fat so they do not burn.
  5. Once the brussels sprouts are slightly tender, add bacon back into the pan and cook until bacon is to your liking!
  6. Season with lemon, salt and pepper to your personal taste.

 

Don’t want to babysit this on the stove? Take it to your oven!

  1. Preheat your oven to 325.
  2. In a large pan, over medium-high heat, place the chopped bacon and cook until the fat has been rendered.
  3. Toss brussels sprouts in the pan to coat them in the bacon fat.
  4. Lay out enough non-stick pan lining paper (one side is parchment paper, the other side is foil) with the foil side down to hold all your sprouts.
  5. Place brussels sprouts, bacon, garlic and ghee on the sheet and gather the lining sheet from all side and twist at the top creating a loose ball.
  6. Place your ball of brussels sprouts onto a cookie sheet and put into your preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and season with lemon, salt, and pepper to your taste.

 

I usually use the oven version in the winter time and the stove top in the summer. Happy eating!