Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Brown Sugar n' Bacon Brussels Sprouts

I believe in chocolate for breakfast.

I believe in putting my noise-cancelling headphones in and listening to this, this, and this while chopping away in my kitchen on a Monday night. Listen. Chop. Repeat.

I believe in killing people with kindness.

I believe in breakfast for lunch. And breakfast for dinner. And breakfast for breakfast. Fried egg sandwiches all day, if you ask me. Don't forget the avocado.

I believe in brussels sprouts and bacon. Together. Sauteed in bacon grease. Oh yes, and a sprinkle of brown sugar.

Have you tried that combination before? No? Please try it immediately. Seriously. I may or may not have eaten a pound of said brussels sprouts, cold, out of the fridge last night.


#getyourgreens + #passionateaboutpork = love

Brown Sugar n' Bacon Brussels Sprouts

1 stalk brussels sprouts or about 4-5 cups chopped, chopped into halves or thirds, depending on size
4 slices bacon
1 tablespoon butter (I used Earth Balance, but regular butter will work fine)
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
sprinkle of sea salt to taste

1) In a frying pan over medium heat, cook the bacon on each side until done (not crispy). Set aside the bacon on paper towels to soak up the grease. Keep the bacon grease IN the frying pan; do not dispose.

2) Wash the brussels sprouts; chop them and then put them into the frying pan with the bacon grease in it. Over medium heat, sautee the brussels sprouts until they are evenly coated in the grease. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until they begin to soften.

3) Chop the bacon into small pieces, about 1/4-inch or so. Add the butter, brown sugar, and bacon pieces. Cook everything until the butter and brown sugar fully melt. Sprinkle with one or two pinches of sea salt and remove from heat.

Serve immediately, with anything, everything, or nothing. Me: putting bacon grease to good use. I always hated pouring it into a jar to avoid clogging my sink...


  1. I absolutely love the combination of bacon and brussel sprouts but I have never had it with brown sugar. That combo sounds to die for! I will definitely try it and I am sure I will love it.

  2. hey! just found your blog from caitlyn's blog (healthy tipping point) I jsut wanted to say hello and can't wait to look at your recipes- the brussel sprouts look delicious!

    1. So glad you found my blog. I hope you try some of the recipes!

  3. This looks incredible! Bacon + brussels + brown sugar . . . sounds like a triple threat to me.

    1. triple threat is the perfect way to describe this recipe!