Friday, February 17, 2012

food (food) | sauteed brussel sprouts with bacon and dried cherries

Last week I had dinner with two girlfriends and got to talking about how much we LOVE brussel sprouts.   In our conversation, we talked about ways of cooking them and I mentioned that aside from roasting, sauteed brussel sprouts have quickly become my favorite.  It's interesting how the vegetable that once had a bad rep seems to be the new must have.

Here's what you'll need for my sauteed brussels sprouts with bacon and dried cherries:
  • 1 small sliced red onion
  • 1 package sliced brussel sprouts
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 3 strips of un-cooked bacon chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste




  • In a large pan brown bacon bits until cooked.  Place bacon bits on a paper towel lined plate to soak up the oil and set aside.
  • Discard 1/2 of the bacon fat, but keep a good amount in so it looks like the pan is coated.
  • Add red onions and brussel sprouts.  Season with salt and pepper.
  • Saute until onions are almost translucent
  • Fold in dried cherries and bacon bits into brussel sprouts
  • Serve as a warm side dish or let cool for a light side salad



Sandy Caribou said...

I think it's great that brussel sprouts are "a thing" now! I've always liked them, but have shied away from admitting it because "everyone hates brussel sprouts".

Can't wait to try this recipe. My family does one with bacon and balsamic that is seriously to-die-for.


Zoe said...

YUM! I love brussel sprouts!

Jolie said...

I did not like brussel sprouts until about 3 years ago. Im trying this recipe tomorrow night!
Im so excited to be your winner! Thankyou!

Johanna said...

I am so hungry right now - amazing

Johanna said...

Seriously get in my belly. What a delish recipe.

City Girl Chicago said...

annnnd .... Pinned! I love brussel sprouts, and love them with bacon too! Definitely will be testing this out very soon :)

(also, I'm so glad you're finding my Dining List helpful and in line with where you want to explore this year ~ at the end of the year we should compare notes! :)