#DaniCooks: Bacon Balsamic Brussels Sprouts That Can Be A Meal On It’s Own Or The Best Side Dish Ever

Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Pan Seared Sea Scallops and Parisian Carrots


I never liked brussels sprouts, or so I thought. But a friend of mine ordered them at dinner one night and my whole life changed. No one told me these were baby cabbages. I’ve always loved cabbage. Even as a little girl, I would fill my plate up with the leafy greens after my momma spent all day simmering them in hamhock juice. Oooh, I’d lather those things up in hot sauce and go to town!

Ever since I discovered that brussels sprouts are literally cuter version of cabbage, I’ve been obsessed. I sauté them with bacon, roast them in honey mustard or shred them with balsamic vinegar. No matter how you make them, they’re delicious. But I’m telling you that bacon balsamic brussels sprouts is the type of recipe that could be eaten on its own or as a side dish.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

1 bag of Trader Joe’s shredded brussels sprouts or a bag of whole brussels sprouts

4-6 strips of bacon

2 tablespoons of Olive Oil

1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar

1/4 cup water

Salt & Pepper to taste

How To Make It Do What It Do:

Heat oil over medium-high heat then add bacon and cook until brown but soft, 3-5 minutes. Add Brussels Sprouts and saute until crispy and brown, about 5 minutes Season with salt & pepper. Add Balsamic Vinegar & water, then cover and steam for 5 minutes.

I promise you, you’re going to love these guys!

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