Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite winter green vegetables and they make for great side dishes. You can steam them, boil them, roast them or saute them. You can serve them whole, sliced or even shredded. You can add so many things to them to make them interesting and each time you can try something new. You really can't go wrong with starting with some bacon as I have done here. One of the good things about adding bacon is that you can toss the sprouts in some of the bacon grease adding a ton more bacon flavour to the dish. I know, I know, green vegetable side dishes should be healthier. :) With the holidays still on my mind I finished this brussels sprouts dish off with some toasted pecans and some dried cranberries.
Have a great Halloween!
See the Similar Recipes section below for some of my favorite ways to enjoy brussels sprouts.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Cranberries and Pecans
- 2 slices bacon (cut into 1/2 inch slices)
- 1 shallot (diced)
- 1 pound brussels sprouts (cleaned, quartered, blanched and drained)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons pecans (chopped)
- Cook the bacon in a pan and set aside reserving 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease.
- Add the shallots to the pan and cook in the bacon grease and saute until, tender about 3-5 minutes.
- Add the brussels sprouts to the pan, season with salt and pepper, toss in the grease and saute for a minute.
- Remove from heat and mix in the cranberries and pecans.