You gotta eat your greens....WITH BACON!
Maybe I'm more of a grownup to have figured out how delicious brussel sprouts are! I'm not talking the "boil em in water" method. I'm talking serious deliciousness by cooking these babies in Bacon Fat! But we "health" this up a bit by adding adaptogens. Say what?? Mushrooms! This recipe is courtesy of my amazing Husband. He taught ME how to cook and how to be bold and brave with flavors. I ask for this dish at least once a week because it's just so dang good! It's easy (Oh Hey You...remember the Prep day I always mention??) and you can get everything at Trader Joe's. OK, you can get it at any store, but all of this came from TJ's.
1-2 packages of organic brussel sprouts-peel outer leaves off (if not pretty) and halve them.
2 packages of applewood smoked bacon
1 8 oz package of organic crimini mushrooms, sliced.
1 sweet onion, diced (use a sliced onion you prepped earlier in the week)
1-2 cubes of frozen, minced garlic
salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar to taste.
Start out by cutting the bacon into 2 inch pieces. Fry these up until almost done, don't over do it! Remove from pan to a paper towel lined plate. Reserve some of the fat in the pan and add in the onions and mushrooms. You'll sweat these a little before adding in the garlic and cooking for about 30 seconds. Then add the brussel sprouts. Toss everything together and cook low and slow until brussels are just tender but still bright green. Season with salt and pepper as you cook. Add bacon back in and toss everything together. Turn off the heat and drizzle with balsamic to taste.
**Tip on easy way to "drain" the fat. Use a pair of tongs and a wad of paper towels. Soak up the fat with the wad of paper towels you're holding with the tongs. Be sure to have a bowl nearby to plop the wad into so you don't drip all over your floor to the trash can!**