Shredded Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

Carla Antonelli

By
@cantonelli

Want to know the best way to get someone to eat brussel sprouts? Add bacon!

I use chopped pancetta in this recipe because I can buy a package of it at Trader Joe's and it's inexpensive. You can easily substitute bacon here.

I also buy bags of shredded brussel sprouts at Trader Joe's. You can shred your own or just cut them in half.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 bag(s)
shredded brussel sprouts - trader joe's
1 pkg
chopped pancetta - trader joe's
1
shallot
2 clove
garlic
olive oil
pepper
hickory smoked vinegar or cider vinegar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Add a few Tablespoons of olive oil to a stainless steel skillet or fry pan. Add the pancetta or bacon and brown until crispy. Remove from pan and let rest on a paper towel to soak up some of the grease.
2
While the pancetta is in the pan. Chop the shallot and garlic. Add to the pan once pancetta is removed. Saute shallots and garlic for a minute or two. Try not to let the garlic burn.
3
Add the two bags of shredded brussel sprouts (or halves if you chopped the sprouts yourself). Add a little more olive oil and mix it up in the pan. Put the lid on, but leave it cracked. This will help the brussel sprouts cook a little quicker.
4
I don't like soggy sprouts, so I steam for a few minutes until they're just tender. Add cracked black pepper to taste and mix. Return the pancetta to the pan.
5
Shake about a teaspoon of the hickory smoked vinegar onto the mixture and mix. Add more if you want a smokier flavor. You could also substitute cider vinegar here (it will be sweeter) or even use a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce.
6
Transfer mixture to a serving dish and enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy