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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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I’m not sure you’re going to believe this, but I had never cooked Brussels sprouts before the other day. I had really never even eaten them either. My mom never made them – probably because she hated eating them as a child – and I just assumed I wouldn’t like them. But for some strange reason, I had been thinking about making them lately. They always look so cute in the grocery store, like little baby cabbages.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon | Vegetable Recipe | Vegetable Side Dish | ateaspoonofhappiness.com

I don’t know what it was. I just wanted to try them. I mentioned this to a friend, and she convinced me that I would definitely like them. She was so convincing, that I picked up a kilo at the store the other day.

Of course, I had no idea what to do with them. I figured they were basically little cabbages, so I treated them as such. A bit of mustard, a lot of bacon. I even added some soy sauce for a little umami. Of course, there had to be garlic or I wouldn’t be me.

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Overall, I tried to keep the ingredients simple to really play up the good aspects of the Brussels sprouts and minimize the potentially bitter flavors. What resulted was nothing short of perfection – at least in my opinion. If you’ve never had or liked Brussels sprouts before, you must give these a try. I think they will convert you into a sprouts fan.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon | Vegetable Recipe | Vegetable Side Dish | ateaspoonofhappiness.com

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped bacon pieces or lardons
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, halved and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet *affiliate link or frying pan, heat olive oil, garlic and bacon pieces to medium-high. Sauté until the bacon is cooked through, stirring frequently to prevent the garlic from burning, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add Brussels sprouts, soy sauce, mustard, sugar and pepper, to taste. Stir to coat, and continue cooking until Brussels sprouts are tender, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition
  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

 

  • Reply
    Mischa @ Accidental Farm Wife
    February 10, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Melissa, this looks so savory and delicious! Love the addition of mustard and soy! Perfect touches…and, of course, bacon. Yum.

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