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Brussels & Bacon

I <3 sprouts. I can’t get enough of them. For some reason sprouts have a bad rap — I can’t figure out why?? Google said the most common reason for sprout haters — and yes, there are ‘I Hate Brussels Sprout’ groups on the net — is they’re typically over cooked to a mushy state of doneness. Alrighty then, I get that. Mushy sprout ARE gross!!

Never fear, this is my absolute FAVORITE sprout recipe and nearly impossible to flub. It’s sure to turn any sprout hater into a Brussels sprout lover. Brussels sprouts pair well with just about any protein, including eggs for breakfast. **Imagine that; your children eating Brussels sprouts for breakfast…..

GROCERY LIST

makes 8 side servings

3 bushels of Brussels sprouts (or 9 cups)

6 strips of bacon, sliced & cooked, bacon grease reserved

2 yellow onion, chopped

1 tsp. thyme

1 tsp. rosemary

salt & pepper

COOKING INSTRUCTION

prep time: 15 min. roast time: 45 min.

1) Steam sprouts for 5 minutes. Run cold water over sprouts so they are cool to the touch. Cut off ends and discard any loose leaves. Toss in a 9×13 baking pan.

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2) In a small soup pot, brown bacon over medium-high heat 3-5 minutes.

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3) Add onion, bacon and bacon grease to Brussels sprouts. Stir. Sprinkle with seasonings. Roast in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for 45 minutes, turning once or twice while cooking.

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From my kitchen, to yours…. Viva La Sprout!!