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.
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This recipe really spruces up Brussels sprouts! I've made this version a few times, and it is...