Cranberries, Bacon & Brussel Sprouts
Brussel Sprouts & Turkey wings almost feel like a Thanksgiving after meal.
I love to combine cranberries in dishes, especially in the fall because fall and cranberries just seem to go together. We won’t get on how I LOVE baking turkey wings at least 3 times a month all year round though. My daughter used to call them chicken, but every meat she ate, she called chicken. LOL
In this post I will show you how I made this Brussel Sprouts, Bacon and Cranberry side dish.
You will need the following ingredients:
– 20 Brussel sprouts, cut in half lengthwise
– 3 pieces of thick cut bacon, cut in half
– ½ cup dried Cranberries (I used Oceanspray)
– 4 cloves of garlic, minced
– 1 ½ teaspoons of seat salt
– 1 tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar
– 1 tablespoon of butter (optional)
The first thing you want to do is render your bacon. Be sure not to over cook or burn the bacon. Once the bacon is done, you will drain the slices, chop them and save them to be used later in the recipe.
Next, you want to toss your garlic into the bacon grease and let it cook until it is translucent around the edges. Garlic can burn, and will burn fast if your pan is too hot. Scorched garlic tastes gross so keep a close eye on it. Once its done, you can remove the garlic from the pan.
Now you need to do is cut all your sprouts in half. I purchased a stalk of Brussel sprouts, which will yield a lot more than a few cups full. If you bought yours this way as well, just pop them off the stalk and slice in half lengthwise.
Next, add the tablespoon of butter to the pan and stir to meld the garlic and bacon grease. Then you want place all the sprouts in the pan, cut side down. Cook them about 10 minutes without stirring on medium heat.
Turn the stove off and then toss in your balsamic, salt and cranberries. Stir to incorporate.
I’m no chef, but this is how I make it. Easy Peasy right?!
I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you are on Instagram, tag me @ImSimplyD & let me know how yours comes out.