Recipe by Bella
"This delicious twist on an underused vegetable is great as a side dish, or even as the main course. You can substitute red wine for the balsamic vinegar."
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extra-virgin olive oil
salt and black pepper to taste
1 1/2 pounds
Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
One thing to remember when using balsmic ordinaire is that it is not as sweet as aged(expensive) balsmic. We add a little sugar(old chiefs trick) to simulate the good stuff.
This has the potential to be a 5 star recipe, but for me personally the balsamic was too overpowering for the dish, I think I will tweak it a bit and would be a great recipe. I will probably omit the balsamic and the chicken stock and just sautee them in butter and then do the bacon with garlic and sauteed onions. Thanks for the start!
Never did I think I would rate a brussels sprouts recipe as 5 stars. I thought about tossing the sprouts when I got my weekly delivery of organic veggies and saw those in there. but not wanting to be wasteful I figured I would try to find a good recipe to use them in. This was a perfect recipe! I added some cooked quartered red potatoes with the sprouts during the last 10 minutes of cooking and it was so good. Be sure to use good quality balsamic. I used an 18 year aged BV that was slightly flavored with cassis which worked well.
I have always HATED Brussel Sprouts, my husband likes them so I decided to try this recipe - WOW was I sprised - I actually liked them and so did my daughter - well we have another new side dish that I will cook more often
Great recipe! Took a little longer than I had thought it would to reduce the sauce, but very worthwhile in the end. My son has always despised brussel sprouts, but he actually liked this recipe. Will definitely make again! Thank you!
This was an easy and flavorful recipe. I love using fresh, colorful ingredients like these. I didn't have any Balsamic vinegar, so I used red wine vinegar, and the flavor wasn't too overpowering. Toward the end, I also added the Cherry tomatoes pictured in the recipe photo and they added great texture and flavor. Overall this was a hit at out dinner table. We will be trying this one again!
You can be sure I'll make this again. My wife and I like Brussel Sprouts but this recipe is fantastic. We had the left overs the next night. I did add rice that I had already cooked, to the recipe. Also I did add about 1/2 tsp of sugar as mentioned by other reviewers. My wife and I give this a high five star rating. Loved it.
This recipe really spruces up Brussels sprouts! I've made this version a few times, and it is really good, however I think you can definitely cut back on the calories and fat. Instead of using 1/2 pound of bacon (wayyyy too much if you ask me! Why not just have bacon for dinner?) I only use about 3 slices. This will give you about 2 tbs of fat to work with, and you won't have to drain any of it. I also use center cut bacon which has less fat and more flavor. I eliminate the butter altogether, I find it really unnecessary considering all of the other liquids that you add in later, and there is enough bacon fat to coat and cook the onion and garlic. I also add a whole small onion, and more garlic to enhance the flavor. Using chicken broth also works (I sometimes don't have chicken stock), but use the stock if you have it as I think it's a little more flavorful that way. Overall, a really good recipe--one that even my mother asked me for! Which is saying a lot.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bella's Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 254
** Calories from Fat: 126
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