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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Dressing

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Dressing

Chef John

"This creative uncooked Brussels sprouts recipe has a great contrast between the raw, crunchy vegetable and the rich, smoky bacon dressing."
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24 m servings 171 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 171 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 291 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Slice each Brussels sprout in half, cut each half into into strips, and discard the cores. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir bacon until browned and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in cider vinegar, lemon juice, and brown sugar. Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste. Increase heat to high and boil for 1 minute.
  3. Pour hot bacon mixture over the bowl of Brussels sprouts and toss to coat completely. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

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  1. 34 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

To make this super easy, I loaded the feed tube on the food processor with the halved sprouts and sliced them. The lemon juice really brightens the flavor resulting in a tasty bacon dressing wh...

Most helpful critical review

The cider vinegar was over powering.

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To make this super easy, I loaded the feed tube on the food processor with the halved sprouts and sliced them. The lemon juice really brightens the flavor resulting in a tasty bacon dressing wh...

We are big fans of Brussel sprouts, the underestimated, under appreciated gift from the garden! The bacon dressing is one I've used many times and is basically the same one I use for German-sty...

I am one of the "don't like BS" but I made this recipe and its now thumbs up for BS! If you want a different salad recipe then this is a good one, and if you take it to a pot luck rest assured ...

Roasted the halved sprouts in butter first instead then tossed them in the bacon dressing... My wife and even my 10 year old daughters loved them!!! Highly recommend this recipe!

Made this for Thanksgiving and it was really good. Didn't use the oil to cook the bacon (bc why do you need it? Just adds fat) and drained some of the bacon fat before adding rest of ingredien...

I loved this recipe. It was a great way to fix brussel sprouts. My daughter who doesn't like them really likes this dish.

I added Tabasco to the dressing instead of cayenne. I think the addition of craisins or something similarly sweet would be a nice addition.

This was very good, but I had some left over and tried to eat it the next day, I did heat it up a little. It tasted really bad, so I guess when you make it, you have to eat it the same day.

I have only recently found out that I now like brussel sprouts. Not all brussels, but when cooked right they can be a great side dish. So I have been looking for a new way to use them other than...

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