Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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 Are you a bacon fan?  Everyone in my family loves bacon so if I want the kids to eat brussels sprouts... just add a little bacon and they will disappear.  This recipe is so simple and easy, but you get a big bang of flavor.  It's a perfect dish to serve any time of the year.  We're having it again this Easter.


 Ingredient:
3lbs washed and halved brussels sprouts ( I also cut the end off and pulled off any discolored leaves)
4-6 slices of bacon (reserve 2Tbs bacon grease)
salt and black pepper to taste
red chili flakes to taste

Directions:

Wash brussels sprouts. Then cut off the end and cut into half.  Allow to air dry on a baking sheet until needed.  Meanwhile, cut bacon slices into small pieces and fry until crispy.  Drain bacon pieces on a paper towel and reserve 2 Tbs of the bacon grease.

Toss cut brussels sprouts with salt, black pepper, red chili flakes and hot bacon grease.    Place onto a baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree oven for 35-40 minutes until cooked and caramelized.  Place on a platter and top with browned bacon pieces.  Serve hot or warm.  Enjoy.




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6 comments:

  1. This is just how my husband loves his brussel sprouts.

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  2. Such a delicious way to serve Brussels sprouts! So simple, but so scrumptious. This looks great, Ramona!

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  3. Bacon makes everything better, and I am seriously drooling over these brussels sprouts, Ramona! What a delicious side dish!

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  4. I may not be the biggest Brussels sprouts fan, but I am a huge bacon fan, so I know I'd be all over this dish!!! Now I need to find some Brussels sprouts!

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  5. Bacon makes so many vegetables taste great, especially Brussels sprouts! Thanks for the idea of serving these at Easter dinner. They will go great with the other foods I plan to serve. :)

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