Caramelized Onion & Bacon Brussels Sprouts
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Caramelized Onion & Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Caramelized onion and crisp bacon adds a whole new flavor to a fall favorite - Brussels sprouts. This recipe makes a perfect side dish for your next holiday dinner!

8 servings
15 min
PREP TIME
40 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

4 slices bacon

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

1 teaspoon firmly packed brown sugar

1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved lengthwise

 

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook bacon in medium nonstick skillet until crisp. Drain. Crumble; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Discard bacon drippings. In same skillet, melt butter over medium heat; add onion and sugar. Cook 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender and caramelized.

  3. STEP 3

    Meanwhile, place Brussels sprouts in 3-quart saucepan; add 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook 8-10 minutes until tender. Drain well.

  4. STEP 4

    Add Brussels sprouts to onion in skillet; toss to coat. Cook over medium heat until heated through. Sprinkle with bacon.

Tip #1

- Cook bacon ahead of time; drain well. Refrigerate until serving time.

Tip #2

- Cutting Brussels sprouts in half allows butter sauce to penetrate sprouts for great flavor in every bite.

Nutrition

110Calories
8Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
160Sodium (mg)
8Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
4Protein (g)

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  March 08, 2017

I made this last evening for our supper.... My boyfriend ate all except my portion!!! It is super easy and yummy.... I did use uncured nitrate free thick bacon ~ oh so so good.

— says eMi
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  August 13, 2015

My family loves this dish. I would have given it a 5 star rating except it called for discarding bacon drippings.THAT is criminal. I coat the bacon with 1/2 cup brown sugar and bake on a cookie sheet in the oven. Less grease, just enough to saute the sprouts. . I do not boil my sprouts in water, either. Weakens the flavor of the sprouts and makes them mushy...yuck. I saute the sprouts in bacon drippings with lid on til they are tender, add onion,Land of Lakes butter as desired (its the only butter I will have in the house) and crumbled up candied bacon strips. Cover. Cook for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally. And serve. Delicious. I let the family salt as they desire as I do not need any more salt than what is on the bacon.

— says Gypsy
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