Bacon Brussels Sprouts

I’ve been looking for a while for a good recipe for brussels sprouts.  I’ve only had them one time before tonight, and that was in a crawfish boil (which is fabulous, by the way!).  I planned to make Boeuf Bourguignon tonight for dinner and wanted something classy and “grown-up” to make as a side dish.  My husband suggested I try finding a recipe for brussels sprouts that sounded good, and this one from Emeril seemed perfect!  I made a few minor changes, so I’ll put my version and if you’re interested, you can check out his!

Bacon Brussels Sprouts


1/2 package bacon, cut into small pieces

1/2 yellow onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, cut in half lengthwise

1 package brussels sprouts, washed, trimmed and halved

1.5 tbsp butter

coarse salt and Tony’s to taste

a pinch of sugar


Note (added after the fact):  These are awesome leftover.  So honestly, I’d make them a day or two in advance THEN reheat!

In a large, deep skillet cook down bacon till crispy.  Set aside on a paper towel to drain.  Add onion and garlic to the bacon grease and cook till tender, remove and set aside.  Add the brussels sprouts, adding a few at a time until you can fit them all in without breaking them up.  Cook until they’re golden brown and getting softer.  Return the bacon pieces, onion and garlic to the pan and mix well.  Season as desired.  Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, till the brussels sprouts are just tender.

bacon brussels sprouts

Bacon Brussels Sprouts







The Verdict:  This was delicious!!  I think mine could have cooked a little longer, some of them were still a little undercooked.  But the bacon and the brussels sprouts go wonderfully together, it was a perfect side dish!  Definitely one to keep on the menu!


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