Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Red Onions

Serves four.


  • 6 Bacon Strips-cut into ½” pieces
  • 1 Cup Red Onion-sliced thinly
  • 1 Lb. Brussels Sprouts
  • To Taste: Salt, Black Pepper, Sugar


  • Bring a 2 quart pot of water up to a full boil.
  • In a separate saute pan, cook the bacon over medium heat stirring often until nearly crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon. Reserve just about 3 Tbsp. of the bacon grease in the pan. Add the onions to the pan and cook over medium heat until softened and light golden. Reserve for the Brussels sprouts.
  • Prepare the Brussels sprouts for boiling by trimming the very end of the stem off (don’t cut too deep). Then cut each sprout in half directly through the remaining stem. To each half, make a small incision directly through the stem, but don’t go so deep that it cuts into the leafy area.
  • Add the Brussels sprouts to the boiling water in small batches so as to keep the water rapidly boiling. Cook for about 4 minutes or just until barely tender. Remove, drain and toss in the bacon, onion mixture. Repeat boiling with any remaining sprouts. Season to taste with black pepper, a pinch of sugar and salt depending on how salty the bacon is. Upon serving, garnish with the reserved bacon pieces. Enjoy!

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