Our parents should have fed us brussels sprouts this way and I’m sure people would like them a lot more!!
2 cups brussels sprouts
3/4 cup thick cut bacon, cubed
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
Cut off the root ends of the brussels sprouts and pull off any old outer leaves. Slice them in half.
In a large skillet, render the fat from the bacon over low to medium-low heat. Once the fat has mostly melted down, turn up the heat and brown the bacon cubes until brown and crunchy. Set aside to drain on a paper towel. Remove all but two tablespoons of the bacon fat from the pan.
In the same skillet, add the brussels and allow them to caramelize on one side. Deglaze the pan with the balsamic vinegar, using a spatula to scrape up any brown bits and incorporate them with the brussels. Continue to saute the brussels on high heat for a few minutes, shaking the pan, until they have softened up a bit. Add the bacon back to the pan along with the brown sugar. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved and is evenly coating the brussels sprouts.
Real Bacon Salt! Since the product on the shelves doesn’t really have any bacon in it, now you can make your own!
6 slices of bacon
1/2 cup coarse sea salt
3/4 teaspoon ground peppercorn
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Lay your bacon out in single strips over a cookie rack and put that in a baking tray. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the bacon is crisp and starting to blacken(It should look overcooked rather than how you’d normally eat bacon).
Once the bacon has cooled, use a paper towel to press out any excess oil.
Transfer the bacon to a food processor and process until there are only small chunks and a paste begins to form. Add in the sea salt and ground pepper (note: whole peppercorns will not break up in the food processor) and continue to process until the salt breaks up into smaller pieces and mixes with the bacon. Transfer to an airtight jar and keep in the refrigerator when not using.
How awesome does this sound?! I really think there is a way to sneak some bacon in there!
Mariners fan catches a ball in his beer, then tries to chug it! That was probably a $10 beer!
This may seem off topic, but you may not know that Sriracha is the bacon of condiments, therefore, you have to be made aware that this exists!
This makes no sense at all! Gallon jugs are legal, but containers half that size are not! All about big beer and big lobbying budgets!
YES PLEASE! These sound pretty incredible and I don’t like dessert.