Caramelized Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts is a simple side dish loaded with flavor. Brussels sprouts caramelize in bacon fat and tossed with crispy bacon, sautéed onions, garlic and tangy balsamic glaze. Yields 6 in 30 minutes.
Course Side Dishes
Keyword bacon, Brussels sprouts, easy, holiday, side dish
Spray a large 12-inch skillet with olive oil, add in the diced bacon and heat over medium heat. Stir and cook the bacon for 5 minutes.
Add in the chopped onion, stir and cook until the bacon is crispy and the onions are soft and translucent and the edges are golden.
Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon and onions to a paper towel lined plate, leaving the bacon fat still in the skillet.
In a single layer place the halved brussels sprouts, cut-side down in the skillet before adding the rest. Cover and allow the steam to help to cook the sprouts. Let the brussels sprouts cook for 5-8 minutes this way before stirring.
Add the bacon and onions back into the skillet with the minced garlic. Stir and continue to cook the sprouts until fork tender but not too soft. Season with a little bit of kosher salt and a lot of black pepper, to taste.
Drizzle in two tablespoons of the balsamic glaze, stir and serve hot with a sprinkle of minced parsley.