Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

This recipe is very simple, but full of flavor. I love the saltiness of the bacon, the sweetness of the raisins and the bitter brussels sprouts all mixed together. A fabulous side dish!

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

3 slices thick bacon

4 cups brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

1/4 cup golden raisins

1 medium shallot, minced

1 Tbsp butter

1/2 cup homemade chicken stock

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

sea salt and fresh pepper to taste

  • In a heavy skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside to crisp up.
  • Add Brussels sprouts to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook until well browned and almost soft. About 7 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and add raisins, shallot and butter. Cook 3 minutes
  • Add broth and bring to a boil, being sure to scrape up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Reduce heat and simmer broth 1-2 minutes.
  • Mix in vinegar and crumbled bacon. Taste and season as needed. Serve warm.

I only had a tiny amount of golden raisins on hand, so I added 1/4 cup of dried cranberries also. It turned out delicious!

I mix mine with lettuce or spinach and eat it like a salad. Yum!





  1. May 30, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    Yum! I actually just cooked with Brussel Sprouts for the first time yesterday (with bacon and tomoatos) and am now a life long fan – Ill try this recipe next time!

  2. vivjm said,

    May 30, 2012 at 5:36 AM

    I think brussel sprouts and bacon is a match made in heaven. Never would have thought of adding raisins, but sound delicious!

  3. May 30, 2012 at 6:25 AM

    My favourite way to cook Brussels sprouts! Sometimes, to make it more sinful, we grate Parmesan over it at the end.

  4. Laura said,

    May 30, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    My friend made almost exactly this except with a fried egg on top when we went camping last week. Absolutely incredible! She didn’t put raisins in it, what a great idea! I’ll have to try this!

  5. candice said,

    June 13, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    yum. I am always looking for new sprout recipes to try….especially when they are one of the few things in the garden…thanks!

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