Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Lots of our members love to pair Brussels sprouts with bacon!  Who wouldn't?!  Here's a tried-and-true recipe shared by a CSA member:

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced shallot (or onion)
  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon, and sauté for 5 minutes or until bacon begins to brown. Remove pan from heat. Remove the bacon from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in pan.  You can reserve the remaining drippings for another use if desired.

Return skillet to medium-high heat, and stir in bacon, shallot (or onion), and Brussels sprouts; sauté 4 minutes. Add garlic, and saute for 2-4 minutes or until garlic begins to brown, stirring frequently. Add the chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes or until the broth mostly evaporates and the sprouts are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in salt and pepper to taste.