I have made Brussels sprouts with bacon several times and I love the combination of the two together. I was getting a little bored with this dish and wanted to find a way to make them a little more flavorful and company-worthy. There is nothing wrong with the original, it just needed a little makeover.
Cooking Light has an easy recipe with a couple of additional ingredients. These work great with the bacon.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon, and sauté for 5 minutes or until bacon begins to brown.
- Stir in shallot and Brussels sprouts; sauté 8-10 minutes until the Brussels start to brown. Stir and let cook a couple more minutes until they are lightly browned.
- Add garlic, and saute for 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.