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the best brussel sprouts ever!

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Phyllis Engle
San Diego, CA

This is a recipe that I came up with through trial and error and using various recipes. The bacon is KEY! If you don't have the bacon, don't cook these! Even my kids love these! I have to actually double the recipe when I make these. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family does! :)

★★★★★ 2
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For the best brussel sprouts ever!

  • 1 lb
    brussel sprouts (fresh!)
  • 2 slice
  • 1/4 slice
    onion of choice
  • 2 Tbsp
    bacon drippings
  • 2 pinch
    salt and pepper

How To Make the best brussel sprouts ever!

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375*
  • 2
    On medium high heat, cook your bacon until desired consistency. (I recommend cooked all the way through, but not completely crispy)
  • 3
    while bacon is cooking, prep the sprouts. Clean and peel as needed, cut off bottom, and slice sprouts in half length wise. Also take this time to chop your onion.
  • 4
    When bacon is done, remove bacon and place on a paper towel to remove excess fat.
  • 5
    Place onion in the bacon fat already in the pan that has rendered off the bacon. If you need more fat, add a tablespoon or so. Saute the onions for a few minutes, and then add the sprouts. Cook until slightly golden in color, but not burnt. (about 5-10 minutes)
  • 6
    Cut up bacon that you have already cooked, and add to mixture of sprouts and onion. Add salt an pepper to taste. Then place sprouts in oven. I cook all of this in a cast iron and then just place the pan in the oven and cook, but you can also place them on a cookie sheet to cook. Which ever you prefer. At this stage you can add Parmesan cheese if you like! (shredded NOT grated)
  • 7
    Cook for about 15 minutes or so, to the desired consistency you prefer. We like them a little soft but still with a little cruch. Just past al dente.

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