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October 14, 2010

Caramelized Brussels sprouts with bacon and pecans

Even the Brussels sprout skeptics will love this recipe, everyone in my class sure did!

Serves 8
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 4 slices bacon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


    Cut brussels sprouts in half, and cut each half crosswise into thin slices. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat; add pecans, and sauté 5 minutes or until toasted. Remove pecans from skillet. Add bacon and cook until crisp. Remove and drain on a paper towel, crumble. Add onion, and cook, stirring often, 15 minutes or until caramel colored. Remove onions from skillet. Add oil and heat, add brussels sprouts to pan and cook on medium high heat until slightly golden brown. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add all ingredients to the Brussels sprouts and heat through.

    Terri's Tips:

  • Omit the bacon for a vegetarian dish
  • Posted by terri at October 14, 2010 03:48 AM