Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Recipe

Looking for an easy Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon recipe? Learn how to make Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by windigo1013

Makes 2 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

1 lbs Brussels sprouts, cleaned and halved
1 oz bacon
1 c leek, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts or hazel nuts, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp butter

Recipe Directions for Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

  1. Start some water boiling and add a few pinches of salt. Rinse and halve your Brussels sprouts. When the water comes to a rolling boil, add sprouts and set a kitchen timer for 5 minutes (do not rely on yourself to remember, overcooking at this stage will ruin your meal). Boil sprouts exactly 5 minutes, strain and set aside.

  2. In the meantime, chop cipollini onions (or leeks) and the nuts. Slice bacon (pieces stacked) into half inch slices.

  3. Heat a pan on medium heat and add bacon slices. Allow bacon to cook about 4-5 minutes, until fat starts to render in the pan. Add the nuts and stir. If you are using cipollini onions, add those too (wait if you are using leeks).

  4. Cook nuts and bacon until the bacon is almost done, then add butter. You can add leeks at this point or skip this step and add Brussels sprouts directly. When leeks just begin to soften (about 1 minute), add Brussels sprouts, sea salt and pepper.

  5. Stir sprouts and turn most of them so their faces are resting against the pan. I strongly recommend using tongs for this. After about 2 minutes, stir the sprouts and sprinkle on oregano. Continue to cook, stirring every 2 minutes or so until the faces of the sprouts are all browned and onions begin to caramelize, 8-10 minutes. In the last 3 to 4 minutes, add vinegar. This step is essential to cut any last bit of bitterness remaining in the sprouts. Use the taste test to determine precise cooking time (depending on the size of the sprouts).

  6. Brussels sprouts pair beautifully with almost any protein. Pork, chicken and fish work especially well. Here they are served with French green lentils

Categories

Main Dish, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 333.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
454
Calories from Fat
281
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
31.2g
48%
Saturated Fat
6.9g
35%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Sodium
435mg
18%
Potassium
1251mg
36%
Total Carbohydrates
31.4g
10%
Dietary Fiber
12.5g
50%
Sugars
7.2g
Protein
21.4g
Vitamin A 56% Vitamin C 333%
Calcium 18% Iron 35%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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