Sauteed Garlic Bacon Brussel Sprouts
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Deliciously bacon-y, garlicky sauteed brussel sprouts
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Yields: 2 to 4
  • 4-5 cups brussel sprouts, ends removed and sliced in half (or quarters, if you prefer)
  • 6 strips bacon, diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ cup water
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. In a large pan over medium-high heat, cook your diced bacon pieces until they start to brown and release their natural oils.
  2. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
  3. Dump your sprouts into the pan and gently toss with a spatula to coat each sprout with bacon grease.
  4. Allow sprouts to cook in bacon grease for 3-4 minutes, stirring every few minutes to avoid burning.
  5. Pour your water into the pan, then cover the pan and allow your sprouts to cook until water has evaporated – about 4 minutes. (Sprouts should still be nice and green, but soft enough to pierce easily with a fork. Add more water and steam longer if they’re not soft enough for you. If you want slightly crispier sprouts, you should skip this steaming step and just keep sauteing your sprouts uncovered without water.)
  6. Add salt/pepper to taste, check to see if the consistency of the sprouts is where you want it, then remove sprouts from heat.
  7. Enjoy!
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