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
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.
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.
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These were so easy to make! I had some Brussels sprouts and didn’t know what to do with them. Brandi to the rescue. The ingredients are simple but the dish was so flavorful. The balsamic gave it a nice hint of sweetness with a tang. And they caramelized beautifully.
Thanks for this easy recipe!
Thursday 11th of May 2023
So glad to hear it!
Monday 29th of March 2021
My new favorite way to make Brussels sprouts!
Saturday 3rd of April 2021
Glad you enjoyed it!
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!
Sunday 8th of September 2019
Thanks for sharing your tips! I'm glad you liked the recipe.
Saturday 11th of November 2017
Itlooks so mouthWatering! I think caramelizing it made it tastier ????
Saturday 11th of November 2017
Oh my, this dish looks super delicious! I need to make this for my fiancé!