Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Da Bomb Brussel Sprouts

Yes, brussel sprouts can taste amazing. You know my secret? Bacon. Are you surprised? I wasn't. Bacon makes anything taste better, and it transformed one of my least favorite vegetables into something I gobbled up.

I took Rookie Cookie's Roasted Brussel Sprout recipe (which by the way, was pretty darn good without the bacon!) and added 2 slices of chopped bacon. The result was dreamy. Yes, brussel sprouts can be dreamy.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

1 pound of brussel sprouts
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 slices of bacon, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Rinse and pat dry the brussel sprouts. Cut the large ones in half and trim off the ends of the sprout. Place on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, bacon, salt and pepper:
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until they are browned and the bacon is crispy.

Yum. Really! I mean it-yum.



Erin said...

did the little ones like it??

Sweet Pea Chef said...


I wish I could say "they gobbled them up!" but alas, all we could get them to taste was a "no-tnank-you" helping. But I figure since this is the first time either one of them have ever laid eyes on a BS, you gotta start somewhere, right?


Kara & Karl said...

We make b.s. like this regularly - SO tasty! My brother introduced a new ingredient that we've really enjoyed; Craisins. The extra sweetness really makes the dish something special.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Bacon makes everything bettah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Slacker Mama said...

OMG...I'm all over this. We roasted brussel sprouts for Christmas dinner and I seriously ate the leftovers cold by noon the next day. I can't imagine how much better they would have been if bacon had joined the party!

Anonymous said...

My daughter introduced me to this dish and I love it. To make it a little healthier, I use real bacon bits and just toss in olive oil. I too ate them cold the next day for breakfast. My husband won't eat them, but that just means more for me!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

That's great!