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Maple Bourbon Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Maple Bourbon Bacon Brussels Sprouts

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This Maple Bourbon Bacon Brussels Sprouts recipe is simple and delicious! Caramelized brussels sprouts, crispy bacon and shallots are tossed in a bourbon maple glaze.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, Brussels sprouts, Christmas dinner, Christmas Eve dinner, fall recipe, one pan
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 240
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon diced
  • 1 cup diced shallot
  • pounds brussel sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons parsley minced


  • Spray a large 12-inch skillet with olive oil and add 4 slices of bacon that have been diced.
  • Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat and add in 1/2 cup diced shallot.
  • Stir and cook until the bacon is crispy and the shallot is soft and translucent. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon and shallots to a bowl, leaving as much bacon fat in the pan. If necessary, add a splash of olive oil.
  • Place 1½ pounds medium size brussels sprouts that have been trimmed and halved, cut side down into your pan. Sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt and cover. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until just about tender.
  • Stir and season with 1 teaspoon dry mustard and add in two cloves minced garlic. You could also add the garlic with the bacon and onions.
  • Once fork tender, add them to the bowl with the bacon and shallots.
  • Next, deglaze the pan with the bourbon. Use your spatula to scrape up the browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Stop once the bourbon has reduced significantly.
  • Lastly pour in 1/4 cup pure maple syrup. Bring to a low simmer until it has thickened slightly.
  • Add the brussels sprouts, bacon and shallot back to the pan. Toss and season with more salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Serve with extra black pepper and minced fresh parsley.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 978IU | Vitamin C: 102mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg