Bacon Roasted Brussels

by Country Spoon

Everything is better with bacon – even Brussel sprouts!  If you think you do not like these little baby cabbages, try this recipe and it will change your taste buds for sure.  Bacon roasted Brussels is a great holiday side dish too with just 3 simple ingredients… Happy Thanksgiving to all! 

Bacon Roasted Brussels:

5 – 6 c. tender Brussel sprouts

6 strips of bacon

1/4 t. fresh black pepper

Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Rinse Brussel sprouts and remove any damaged leaves. Chop off any thick stems and cut larger sprouts in half. Place all sprouts in a bowl and set aside. In a heavy skillet, fry bacon until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels, reserving 1 – 2 T. bacon drippings from pan.  Combine bacon drippings and freshly cracked black pepper with Brussel sprouts and spread out on baking sheet.  Roast in oven for 25 minutes.  Crumble bacon and add to sprouts.  Roast for an additional 5 minutes.  Serve immediately.