Like fried cabbage? Then you are in for a treat. This is easy and most kids are actually surprised that it tastes better than it looks! I add about 2 tablespoons sugar simply to soften the taste and make my kids happy. But it is delicious without the sugar, and when I leave it out, I don't tell them and they never say a word!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon pieces in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels, leaving grease in the skillet.

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  • Cook onion in the bacon grease in the skillet until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts and toss to coat in the bacon grease. Cook and stir until browned and tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in sugar, salt, and black pepper; sprinkle in bacon pieces.

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Nutrition Facts

146 calories; 6 g total fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 379 mg sodium. 16.7 g carbohydrates; 8.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2015
I have indeed made this recipe and it was quite delicious as written. The second time I made it, I added about a dozen julienned baby carrots for color and omitted the sugar altogether, as the carrots imparted the sweet balance. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2016
As written I gave it a 3...after dumping the suger and adding fresh shrooms...a 5 and a keeper. Read More
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218 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 150
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2015
I have indeed made this recipe and it was quite delicious as written. The second time I made it, I added about a dozen julienned baby carrots for color and omitted the sugar altogether, as the carrots imparted the sweet balance. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2015
I have indeed made this recipe and it was quite delicious as written. The second time I made it, I added about a dozen julienned baby carrots for color and omitted the sugar altogether, as the carrots imparted the sweet balance. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe! Read More
(75)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2016
The first time I made it the only thing I changes was the sugar. Instead of white sugar I drizzled about a teaspoon on honey in at the end to make it Paleo. The next time I made it I sauteed a half of chopped onion with the bacon and caramelized at and added a minced garlic clove at the end. The first time was 5 stars, the 2nd time I hit it out of the park. This is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2016
This is a very yummy recipe! I used brown sugar instead of white & added garlic & it was very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2016
hands down the best way to eat Brussels sprouts. I've been making it this way for years without a recipe. However I don't use bacon (or the grease to fry in) or sugar. I saute in olive oil. Adding fresh mushrooms to the mix and lightly sauteing them is also delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2015
Yum yum! These were simple to make and full of flavor! I only used 2 teaspoons of sugar instead of 2 tablespoons and that was the perfect amount of sweetness for me. The house smelled so good while making these. This would be an impressive side dish for Thanksgiving! Thank you Brandi for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2016
I've been making brussel sprouts like this for decades only I never add sugar. I caramelize the onions, so that adds enough sweetness. If the sprouts are large, I will add a bit of chicken broth and steam them in order to softened them quicker and I toss the bacon in for the last minute or so to blend the flavors. Be sure to taste them before adding the salt to taste, sometimes the bacon will give you enough salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2016
The last time I ate Brussels Sprouts was when I was a child and that (horrible) memory has stayed with me. However, I know my palette has changed as I have matured. So I thought, why not give them a try? I like cabbage... My husband and I really liked this recipe. The bacon and onions give it some additional flavor and the taste definitely doesn't resemble the bitterness of my childhood memory. I also like the addition of the sugar which adds a hint of sweetness, although I used maybe two teaspoons instead of the two tablespoons. I too added garlic. This recipe is a winner! I can now stop badmouthing Brussels Sprouts. :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2016
This recipe is amazing this is my go to recipe in lieu of the sugar I add 2 tablespoons of white wine preferably Riesling... which is a sweet wine. After you've sautéed the sprouts for a few minutes add the wine cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes.... Yummo! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2016
As written I gave it a 3...after dumping the suger and adding fresh shrooms...a 5 and a keeper. Read More
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