This recipe is one of my favorite go-tos when I need a good veggie side dish. I’ll admit it, Brussels sprouts can be pretty gross, but if you prepare them the right way, they can actually be tasty. Brussels sprouts are supposedly one of the healthiest veggies, with a ton of vitamin C, folic acid, fiber, and antioxidants.
You would think that adding bacon to a dish like this would immediately make it unhealthy, but our bodies actually need a little fat to help digest the rest of the meal (protein + carbs). With a low-carb diet like mine, adding bacon to veggies is an easy way to add some fat to keep me full.
This recipe is super easy, requiring only 3 ingredients, and can be made in less than 10 minutes. It pairs well with just about any meal and seems way fancier than it actually is.
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts With Bacon
4 slices thick-cut bacon (you can use any bacon, I’d just highly recommend thick-cut)
1/2 red onion
1 stalk Brussels sprouts
1.Remove Brussels sprouts from stalk. Wash.
2. Cut Brussels sprouts in half, set aside.
3. Dice onion.
4. Fry bacon in a skillet until desired crispiness, remove from pan & remove grease with a paper towel. Cut bacon into small pieces.
5. Do not wash the pan. (The bacon grease will help cook the onions.) Add onions.
6. Cook onions until golden brown, about 4 minutes.
7. Add Brussels sprouts to pan, sautée until browned.
8. Remove from heat, stir in bacon pieces.
9. Serve warm.
This recipe is really easy and is a fantastic way to add veggies to any meal. Brussels sprouts can be yucky, but bacon makes everything better, right?