brussels sprouts with bacon

brussels sprouts with bacon

Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

Think you hate Brussels sprouts? Nah – you just weren’t doing it right.

I’m a child of the 80’s. Which means I was subjected to limp, grey, overcooked Brussels sprouts (Kambrook Multi-Steamer, anyone?). I thought I hated them. They were gross.

But as they say in my favourite movie, The Castle, “It’s what you do with it, darl!”

It’s time we brought back the Brussels sprout and gave him the respect he deserves. Starting with this dish. Nothing complicated, Nothing overcooked. Just delicious, fresh, green balls of nutrient-rich awesomeness teamed up with bacon.

Did someone say BACON?

Bacon makes it freakin’ amazing.

Quality ingredients are the key here. Get your hands on some free-range, nitrate-free bacon. Buy the freshest, smallest, brightest Brussels sprouts you can get your hand on. Take off a few outer leaves. Treat them with love. And please, please… don’t overcook them!

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12 brussels sprouts

1-2 tbsp olive oil

2 large rashers of bacon, diced

1 small onion, diced

3 tsp balsamic vinegar

Let’s do this! 

Take about 1/2 cm off the bottom of each of the brussels sprouts, take off a couple of outer leaves, and cut in half vertically.

Over a medium heat, sauteé the bacon and onion in olive oil until onion is just about translucent.

Add the brussels sprouts and toss over the heat until cooked through.

Add the balsamic vinegar and toss for a further 20 seconds and serve.

Serves 4 as a side dish.

  • Hayley
    Posted at 18:51h, 01 September Reply


  • Jenny
    Posted at 14:38h, 29 February Reply

    This is how I’ve always cooked my ‘brussel sprouts’ and to this day ‘brussel sprouts’ have been my 15year old daughter’s favourite vegie 🙂

    • Jules Galloway
      Posted at 16:41h, 29 February Reply

      Haha… it IS possible to grow up loving brussels sprouts! (As long as your mum doesn’t butcher them in the Kambrook multi steamer like mine did!)

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