Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

  • carolfitz Posted: 03/13/11
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    Simple but good. Made to recipe except subbed fresh thyme for dried. Served with CL's beef with pomegranate pinot sauce. Nice.

  • EmInIowa Posted: 03/19/11
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    I love to make Brussels sprouts, but I do a few things differently. First, I steam the sprouts so they're mostly cooked before I even toss them in the pan. (I have found cooking them thoroughly in the pan just takes too long.) I've never used broth; always a splash of olive oil. I have the sprouts and onion in the pan on the stovetop for just a few minutes to get them nice and brown, then I deglaze with some balsamic vinegar - to me, this is what makes this dish!! That, and lots of fresh ground black pepper.

  • SteelGirl Posted: 04/16/11
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    I don't like actual bacon grease so I omitted the bacon initially and used olive oil to sautee the onion & thyme. Next time I'll use more onion. I added real bacon bits at the end. This was extremely easy and very good. Will make again and again.

  • sprky182 Posted: 04/19/11
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    Having never cooked brussel sprouts before, I was concerned that they wouldn't cook all the way through in just 6 minutes, but they did and they were yummy. Husband liked but did not love (he is not a brussel sprouts fan and they do still taste like brussel sprouts, even sauteed with bacon). The thyme was a nice flavor.

  • koriander Posted: 11/07/11
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    I liked this, my husband thought it was ok (he isn't a fan of sprouts anyway). I made as directed, but used maple flavored bacon. I figured the sweetness of the bacon would help soften the bite sprouts sometimes have. An easy, good recipe - sprouts cooked perfectly for me in the recipe's stated time.

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