Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon


Here is a delicious way to take advantage of the last Brussels sprouts of the season.

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 cups brussels sprouts (about 1 pound), trimmed, halved
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Serves 4

Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and cook, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Do not wash the skillet. Let bacon cool, coarsely chop, then set aside.
Add the brussels sprouts and garlic to drippings in skillet; season with a modest amount of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned in spots and beginning to soften, 5–7 minutes. Add broth to skillet; and bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until broth has evaporated, 1–2 minutes. Stir in vinegar and crumbled bacon. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm.

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