A Cowboy's Life: Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

7:00:00 AM

My sister-in-law made these amazing Brussels sprouts for Thanksgiving, and well they were just too good not to share. This is a great alternative to try instead of your everyday veggie dish.


Ingredients:
1 lb of Brussels sprouts
½ c diced shallot
5 pieces thick cut bacon
½ c white wine (dry-something like Pinot Grigio) 

Optional:
Dried cranberries
Blue cheese
Shaved Parmesan cheese
pecans   
   
Dice bacon into 1 in pieces. Cut bottom stem from Brussels sprout and take off any wilted leaves. Slice sprouts to resemble slaw.  Wash in a strainer and pat dry with paper towel.

In a large sauté pan, cook bacon until crispy.  Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to drain.  Drain off bacon grease from pan leaving about 2 tbsp.  Add 2 tbsp olive oil to pan.  Add shallot and cook until soft. 

Add sprouts to pan, with salt and pepper to taste, sauteing until just starting to wilt.  Add white wine and cook 1-2 minutes longer.  Add bacon and toss, turning off heat.

These are really good with any of the optional ingredients added once out of the pan. (I personally LOVE blue cheese, but I know not everyone shares my love for stinky cheese.  Parmesan is another option- but you could leave both out if you don’t like either.)

*If you make these for a gathering, you could always put out the optional toppings and let guests add what they like.

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10 comments

  1. Yumm, this looks so good! I've never tried brussel sprouts in my entire life... I actually bought some a few weeks back with grand visions of making something great... and then I had no idea what to do with them so I ended up throwing them away!! Will have to give this recipe a try!

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  2. I generally dislike brussel sprouts (I think they taste like fart), but this recipe actually looks good! Bacon makes anything better, right? I might just have to try these!

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  3. Most people hate brussel sprouts... I LOVE them!!! I juuust might have to try out this recipe :) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Wow! I can't wait to try this! I am sharing this link with my Simple Hacks Living readers.

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  5. I remember hating brussels sprouts as a kid, but now that I'm an adult with a more sophisticated palette, I should probably give it another go. They look great! :) Thank you so much for linking up to Two For Tuesdays!

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  6. These look super tasty. Thanks for sharing with Tasty Tuesdays!

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  8. What a great dish, I will sure be trying this recipe very soon! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  9. I've never been a fan of brussels sprouts, but to be honest, I haven't had them in years and years. It's about time I give them another chance. This recipe actually makes me hungry, so it looks like this would be the perfect one to re-try my taste buds on brussels sprouts! :) Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!

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