Saturday, January 26, 2013

RECIPE: Paleo Bacon Brussels Sprouts

This is one of my favorite side dishes.  It's simple, flavorful, and looks kind of fancy!


Bacon Brussels Sprouts

1lb of brussels sprouts stems trimmed and halved
3 strips of good bacon diced
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove minced
1 cup of chicken stock
Salt

Cook the bacon in a sauté pan until crispy and then remove it from the pan.  Cook the onion in the leftover bacon grease until soft.  Then add the garlic and brussels sprouts.  Let the brussels sprouts cook until they just start to get soft.  Then deglaze the pan with the chicken stock scraping up all of those lovely bacon bits.  Put the lid on a let simmer for about 20 minutes or until the brussels sprouts are tender.  Garnish with the bacon and salt before serving.

19 comments:

Michelle @ Eat Move Balance said...

If I liked bacon, I'd totally be on board . . . but brussels sprouts are one of my very favorites!! Just bought a whole bunch today because they were on sale for 88 cents/lb!!! Yay!

Carol Z said...

I really like brussells sprouts and this looks great. I put banana into my pancakes today, and the jury is out. I may just need more banana to give it more flavor.

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

@Michelle @ Eat Move Balance OMG. You don't like BACON?! What??? You could use ham...? or just skip it all together and use coconut oil! My favorite part of this recipe is the cooking method. To me roasted brussels sprouts seem dry and steamed are slimy. This lets you control how done they get and they get a ton of flavor from the chicken stock!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

@Carol Z Oh man! Make sure it's mashed really well and definitely bump up the banana if it's too eggy!

Katherine - Real Food Runner said...

This looks good!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl said...

A year ago I would never think that I would be saying this (I wasn't exactly the healthiest eater then), but I seriously LOVE brussel sprouts. They are so delicious. I especially enjoy them roasted!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

@Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl Same with me! I love them now too :)

jill said...

Yum to the yum. You KNOW I will make this very soon. I usually buy bacon once in awhile for a wee splurge. I love the applewood smoked from WF.
Bacon adds so MUCH flavor to food. I love how you only need a small amount to up the taste factor.

Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Yum! I wonder if adding a bit of pure maple syrup would give it that sweet/salty effect?

jessiebearwhatwillyou said...

Oooh my bf doesn't really like brussels sprouts (he grudgingly eats the ones I make and says they're okay.. which is a huge compliment because usually he won't even touch them if someone else makes them!) but he LOVES bacon... I'll have to make this for him!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

That would be a great idea Ally!

Sierra said...

I have been doing a lot of shaved Brussels, but this week I was planning on doing a similar dish to this one, but with Pancetta instead of bacon. Looks divine...thanks for sharing

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

@jessiebearwhatwillyou These are so good especially with the bacon. Add another strip of bacon for him ;)

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

@Sierra Awesome idea to use pancetta!

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Oooh yum. These look amazing. I usually bake mine and I don't love them. Absolutely putting these on my to try list!

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

These look yummy! I don't love the way I currently cook Brussels sprouts so these are going on my to try list for sure. Thanks!

Katie@Realfoodkatiesway.com said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love brussel sprouts and hate bacon but I would be tempted to eat these ;)

Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily said...

Yes, please!!! This may even get my veggie hating, bacon loving family to eat b.sprouts! Thanks :)

Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily

Leslie said...

I had to tell you that I used this recipe as a basis for my dinner tonight. I used cabbage instead of Brussel sprouts and even though I am new to paleo I think I nailed it. LOL. http://www.violetimperfection.com/2013/02/cabbage-bacon-avocado-paleo-goodness.html

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