Brussel Sprouts with Bacon (and beer)

contributed by Laurel Turner


■2 lbs Brussels Sprouts

■6 oz. thick cut bacon, chopped

■1 shallot, peeled and sliced

■12 oz. bottle beer, something light and crisp

■1/2 tsp. salt

■1/4 tsp. pepper

■Pinch crushed red pepper


1.Trim the ends of each Brussels Sprout, removing excess leaves. Cut the sprouts in half, leaving the smallest sprouts whole.

2.Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped bacon and saute until crisp.

3.Add the sliced shallot. Saute another 2-3 minutes to soften.

Then add the Brussels Sprouts. Stir and sear the sides of the sprouts for 4-5 minutes.

4.Pour the bottle of beer into the skillet. Add the salt an both peppers. Bring to a simmer and lower the heat a little. Stir and simmer until the beer has reduced to a glaze and the sprouts are cooked through–12-15 minutes.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)


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