Rating: 4.62 stars
107 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 78
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

Pan-fry Brussels sprouts in butter and crispy bacon for a smoky addition to your vegetable side dish. You can add a little of the bacon grease to the dish if you prefer.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut an 'X' in the core end of each Brussels sprout. Set sprouts aside.

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes; drain and cool on paper towels. Crumble.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts; toss to coat. Stir in broth, salt, and black pepper; cover and cook until Brussels sprouts are tender, 12 to 14 minutes. Drain liquid from pan.

  • Stir remaining 2 teaspoons butter into Brussels sprouts mixture until melted. Mix in bacon and serve.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 8.8g; carbohydrates 11.1g; fat 9.1g; cholesterol 19.1mg; sodium 430.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (120)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2014
I guess I put my own spin on this, but it came out great. Hadn't eaten brussel sprouts since I was a child and I recall disliking them. I cut the brussel sprouts in half and set them aside. I cooked the bacon til it was crispy, then set to the side and crumbled it. When the bacon was done, I put the sprouts in bacon grease flat side down and added a dab of margarine/butter so there was enough grease, then added chopped/minced garlic, pepper and a garlic salt to taste. Flipped them over to cook the other side. Added the bacon a minute or 2 before the brussel sprouts were done, and then drained all the grease. They were amazing. Still had a nice, soft crunch, because we hate soggy veggies, and the flavor was great. Left out the chicken broth all together. Again, just my spin on it. But the basics for the recipe were awesome. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/28/2012
This needs more chicken stock as it cooks off and the garlic burns. The brussel sprouts need to be parboiled. After 15 minutes mine were still really firm and under cooked. The flavors are good (who doesn't like bacon in anything?). just need an adjustment on the cooking method. Read More
(19)
107 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 78
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2014
I guess I put my own spin on this, but it came out great. Hadn't eaten brussel sprouts since I was a child and I recall disliking them. I cut the brussel sprouts in half and set them aside. I cooked the bacon til it was crispy, then set to the side and crumbled it. When the bacon was done, I put the sprouts in bacon grease flat side down and added a dab of margarine/butter so there was enough grease, then added chopped/minced garlic, pepper and a garlic salt to taste. Flipped them over to cook the other side. Added the bacon a minute or 2 before the brussel sprouts were done, and then drained all the grease. They were amazing. Still had a nice, soft crunch, because we hate soggy veggies, and the flavor was great. Left out the chicken broth all together. Again, just my spin on it. But the basics for the recipe were awesome. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2012
These were absolutely delicious! Our garlic is big and beautiful right now, so I cut the recipe back by 2 cloves and it was almost too much. Apart from the garlic (and a little more chicken broth), I didn't change a thing. My husband and I agree, it tasted even better the next day! In the future, I'll make it ahead so flavors have time to blend more. A definite keeper. Thanks for submitting it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2013
Vegetable of choice (in this case Brussels sprouts) + bacon + garlic = you can’t go wrong. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2012
YUM! I halved the recipe b/c I'm the only one here that likes Brussels sprouts, and that worked out fine. I didn't measure the salt and pepper, just went by taste. Will def make these again! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/27/2012
This needs more chicken stock as it cooks off and the garlic burns. The brussel sprouts need to be parboiled. After 15 minutes mine were still really firm and under cooked. The flavors are good (who doesn't like bacon in anything?). just need an adjustment on the cooking method. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2013
Like making these sprouts. I usually double the recipe but only cook 13 pieces of bacon. Then I omit all the butter/olive oil and just cook the sliced garlic in the drippings. I cook the broth down, instead of draining, and then stir in the crumbled bacon. My man, who isn't a fan of Brussels sprouts at all, loves them prepared this way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2012
I never knew Brussels Sprouts could taste this good. My Brussels Sp.- hating-husband absolutely loved these. I changed only the way I cook my sprouts. After cleaning them, cutting an X in the core, I steamed them in a microwave steaming bag. Meanwile, I'd cooked the bacon, and sauteed the garlic in the butter and olive oil. Added a bit of chicken broth to the sauteed garlic, halved the sprouts, stirred them into the butter/oil/broth to re-heat them, served them with the bacon bits and just a drizzle of the bacon grease. This veggie dish was an accompanyment to a Kielbasa ring, and served with a side of buttered toast. I used about a dozen large sprouts. 3 slices of bacon, an guestimated the oil and butter to sautee 2 large garlic cloves. I will for sure make this again. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2015
This was the first time I had ever cooked brussel sprouts. I followed the recipe to a T and it was delicious!! I will definitely be cooking this dish again!!!! Next time, I will put my own twist on it and add just a tad more garlic and salt. It was easy and it's always nice to be complimented on what a great cook you are, just by following a simple recipe. :). If I can make it, anyone can. I'm no Emeril in the kitchen, but this made me look like a pro!! Lol Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2014
First time cooking fresh Brussels Sprouts was a success! I followed the recipe but omitted the last butter and sautéed cooked bacon with the sprouts before serving. Would add more garlic in the future! Read More
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