Brussels Sprouts with Bacon


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Thanksgiving: Recipes for a Holiday Meal


By Lou Seibert Pappas

Published 2011

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Crisp, smoky bacon and mellow vinegar boost the flavor of Brussels sprouts. To save time, cook the sprouts 1 day in advance, chill in ice water, drain, and refrigerate. Then, glaze just before serving.


  • Brussels sprouts, about pounds, stems trimmed and discolored leaves discarded
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


Cut a shallow cross in the stem end of each Brussels sprout. Bring a large saucepan three-fourths full of salted water to a boil, add the Brussels sprouts, and cook until tender, 6–8 minutes. Drain well, transfer to a warmed bowl, and keep warm while you cook the bacon.

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, sauté the bacon pieces until crisp, 7–8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, t