Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts

  • Yield: 4-6 side servings 1x


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 4 slices bacon (center cut if possible,) chopped
  • 2/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (totally optional)


  1. Slice Brussels sprouts in half; then slice each half in 3-4 more slices.
  2. In a 10-12 inch skillet, cook bacon until just beginning to crisp, about 3-4 minutes; remove to a paper-towel lined plate, reserving bacon fat in skillet
  3. Turn heat up to medium high and add Brussels sprouts. Don’t stir until some of the sprouts develop a nice brown caramelized color. Stir more frequently and cook until beginning to tenderize, about 4 minutes total. Add chicken broth and balsamic vinegar; cover and cook about 3 minutes to steam briefly. Remove lid and cook until sprouts are more tender than crisp, but not mushy, and most of the broth has evaporated.
  4. Top with bacon and serve.