Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Beer

 

Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Beer
Brussels sprouts with bacon alone, are something to be relished. Brussels sprouts with bacon and beer can turn even the toughest adversary into a fan of this humble little sprout. It’s worth a try
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Recipe type: Vegetable
Serves: 6-8
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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. Brussels Sprouts
  • 6 oz. thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 shallot, peeled and sliced
  • 12 oz. bottle beer, something light and crisp
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • Pinch crushed red pepper
Directions
  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 sauté until crisp.
  3. Add the sliced shallot. Sauté 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.

 

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