Yummy Brussels sprouts recipe

December 18, 2015

Brussels-sprouts-recipe“Eat your vegetables,” Mom always said.

Ok. Not my mom. But fictional moms said this, for sure, right?

Anyway, if this Brussels sprouts recipe had been served at family dinner tables, I guarantee you no one at all would need urging. Because it is absolutely scrumptious.  Pretty easy, too. So, I saw a recipe online and adapted it so that I would like it better, and here’s what I came up with.


Cup of raw Brussels sprouts sliced thinly
2 slices thick bacon
1/3 cup diced onion
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
Pepper to taste


Slice them thinly. These photos from the kitchen in our Santa Fe rental house in October.Wash and slice Brussels sprouts thinly. Discard the stems.

After slicing the Brussels sprouts thinly, dice the onion and set both vegetables aside, separately. You can actually slice both veggies in advance and refrigerate, but do not combine.


Use thick-sliced bacon.

If you’re vegetarian, skip the bacon. It’ll be a healthier dish. If you’re not, make sure it’s the thick bacon slices. Cook them up over medium heat then drain on some paper towels.

Reserve about 2 Tablespoons of the bacon grease in the pan and discard the rest.

Add the onions and cook on medium-high for about 2 minutes, then add the Brussels sprouts and some pepper to taste.

Toss them together in the pan and cook on medium-high for about a minute, and when you’ve got some steam, cover the pan and turn down to almost low so the veggies are steaming in the bacon grease. Toss every once in a while.

Midway, add balsamic and maple syrup. Toss, cover the pan and return to steaming.

brussels in panWhen they are cooked to your preferred degree of doneness, and for us that would be really, REALLY tender, add the cooked bacon.

Toss it all together and serve immediately.  This dish also reheats well after refrigeration.

It’s one of the most delicious Brussels sprouts recipes I’ve made and if you do the prep work in advance, easy to make for guests.  Happy eating!

29 comments on “Yummy Brussels sprouts recipe
  1. Sheryl says:

    I have a zillion recipes for Brussels but not this one. Love the idea of maple syrup! And everything’s better with bacon, isn’t it?

  2. Lee Gaitan says:

    Ooh, this sounds absolutely delish! I’m trying it for my take-along dish next week. Thanks!

  3. That looks delicious. I never thought I’d become a brussels sprouts fan but I love them now! And beets too!

  4. Jennifer says:

    I love brussels sprouts!! I bet the bacon adds great flavor.

  5. WendysHat says:

    OMG! This sounds amazing! I love eating and cooking with brussels sprouts and am going to try this one!

  6. andi says:

    maybe with this recipe i could finally get to like brussels sprouts! 🙂

  7. I feel I’ve loaded up on brussels sprouts so much since despising them as a kid. Bobby Flay’s recipe is my favorite and they barely make it to the table because we pick at them once they come out of the oven. This looks much simpler and yummy so I’ll be giving it a go. Thanks!

  8. I love my brussels sprouts really tender. I could eat them 3 times a day and be content. I can’t wait to try your recipe.

  9. I LOVE Brussels sprouts. And ever since I discovered the shredded ones in the grocery store, I’ve made them for everyone. I have converted many, including my husband and son-in-law-to-be!! The bacon and maple syrup will only add to the joy!! Thanks, Carol.

  10. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Another Brussels sprouts fan here. I can not wait to try your recipe.

  11. I have a hard time getting my husband to eat Brussells sprouts (he’s like a kid about vegetables!). Maybe this would lure him in (though instead of skipping it, I’d use vegetarian bacon 🙂 ). Thanks for sharing this recipe with the Blogger’s Pit Stop.

  12. Oh my word! That looks good. I went to a party this week where one of the appetizers was Brussel sprouts wrapped in bacon. They’d been dipped in something that gave them a kick. Wonderful.

  13. That does look yummy. I may have to give it a try.

  14. Linda Sue says:

    This looks delicious! We love Brussel spouts, even the grandkids, so I know they will enjoy this recipe.

  15. Teresa says:

    My husband and I have discovered in the last year that we love Brussel sprouts! I’m always looking for a new way to fix them, so thank you very much for sharing yours. It looks great and we’ll be trying it soon! And yes, everything is better with bacon!

  16. OneDizzyBee says:

    Brussels sprouts lovers unite! Until coming here, I thought I was the only one in the world who would ever use the word “yummy” in the same sentence with “brussels sprouts”. No one I know will touch them with a 10 foot pole. I have a ton of recipes for them, but this one is new to me. Definitely going to try it. It looks great!

  17. Brianna says:

    confession: I really don’t like Brussel sprouts. Can bacon really save such a gross little veggie? (this is the only veggie beside okra and lima beans that I don’t like.)

  18. Sounds like a great recipe… I will try this recipe in my kitchen too!!

  19. Bismah says:

    Brussels sprouts are a really tasty vegetable when prepared well. I love maple syrup so I am going to have to try out your recipe.

  20. Lisa Rios says:

    I would love to try it out with Beef as it is the most favorite at home. Brussels sprouts is a such a healthy combo to add to the recipe to make it so special.

  21. Mary Paige Hagen says:

    I have used a recipe like this and it is delicious! Are you up for another? Use orange juice to steam brussel sprouts cut in half (roasted is best but this is simpler). When tender, sprinkle a little blue cheese or gorgonzola on top. Heaven!

  22. Hil says:

    I’m so sad 🙁 Why would you destroy beautiful brussel sprouts with bacon?? WHAAAAA! Sorry, vegetarian talking! I do maple syrup but never done the balsamic with it, I just bought some sprouts today so will try that next.

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Bloggers Spotlight over the holidays, your pin was added to our group board. Check back next Thursday to see who was featured and link up again.

  23. Thank you for sharing this yummy and healthy recipe over st Bloggers Spotlight Link Party! Hope to see you again this week, pinned too!

  24. Who can resist this dish! I am so delighted that you shared your healthy and delicious Yummy Brussels sprouts recipe with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party!Thank you so much for sharing your gems and for your support! Pinning and sharing! All the best, Deborah

  25. It took me a while to love Brussels sprouts and now I adore them. I make mine without meat and use olive oil and garlic instead. Thanks for sharing your healthy, delicious Yummy Brussels sprouts recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party! I’m Pinning and sharing!

  26. I’ve only just discovered Brussel Sprouts. Crazy right? That move to the south. 😉 Excited to try this recipe with the bacon, hubby will appreciate this one for sure! 😉

  27. Y.U.M. Brussels Sprouts hash – I’m going to make this!

  28. Carol – I just made these for lunch! Delcious!

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