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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Bacon

I love brussels sprouts, these caramelized balsamic bacon brussels sprouts are just the trick. I spent days thinking about which green veggie I would use for New Year’s dinner. Brussels sprouts seemed like the best choice. Though they are becoming more and popular, they still aren’t a common side dish. Of course, I wanted a very special dinner for New Years Day! I wanted something that would make me feel great about 2017. This dish is under 80 calories, SCORE!

Calories: 79       Fat: 1G        Carbs: 7G       Protein: 5G

Caramelized Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Caramelized Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts

I used Trader Joe’s Uncured, Nitrate-Free bacon for this recipe. It is my personal favorite. Nitrates are found in most bacon, deli meats, and more. There is a lot of research that indicates nitrates are not good for our bodies and may contribute to cancer. I generally prefer regular bacon to turkey bacon because only 1 gram of fat is eliminated per 2 slices of turkey bacon with the switch. For me personally, this benefit is not meaningful, especially with the availability of a nitrate-free option. Feel free to use what you wish.

Caramelized Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Caramelized Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Caramelized Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts

 

Caramelized Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Caramelized Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts

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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Bacon

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Caramelized Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Garlic

Caramelized Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Garlic are low-carb and low-calorie seasoned with chopped garlic with crispy, crunchy bacon.
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Course dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon balsamic brussels sprouts, bacon brussels sprouts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 79kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 slices uncured, nitrate-free bacon
  • 30 brussels sprouts sliced in half
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/4 onion sliced

Instructions

  • Heat a skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Cook the bacon in the pan for 2-3 minutes, turn to cook both sides.
  • Add the garlic and onions. Saute until fragrant.
  • Add the brussels sprouts. Cook for 4-5 minutes, turning frequently.
  • Stir in the balsamic vinegar. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve!
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Calories: 79kcal
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Recipe Rating




Emily

Monday 29th of March 2021

My new favorite way to make Brussels sprouts!

staysnatched

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

Glad you enjoyed it!

kathleen swope

Wednesday 4th of September 2019

Fantastic sprouts! We are VERY healthy eaters in this house so don't sweat the bacon(lol) its such a small amount for the number of servings. And.... leftovers freeze well too!

staysnatched

Sunday 8th of September 2019

Thanks for sharing your tips! I'm glad you liked the recipe.

Stephanie Cruz

Saturday 11th of November 2017

Itlooks so mouthWatering! I think caramelizing it made it tastier ????

Kim

Saturday 11th of November 2017

Oh my, this dish looks super delicious! I need to make this for my fiancé!

Jake Ferrer

Friday 10th of November 2017

Wow! Brussles sprouts with bacon? This is a definitely must try! Looks so delicious!