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Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

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Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic
  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4
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Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

Candy-like homemade balsamic vinegar reduction drizzled over grilled Brussels sprouts and sprinkled with savory bacon. Brussels sprouts the way they were MEANT to be eaten.

Ingredients

1 1/2
pounds fresh Brussels sprouts (outer leaves discarded, bottom stems trimmed), cut in half
3
tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/3
cup good quality aged balsamic vinegar
4
slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • 1 Preheat the oven to 400ºF. If using a grill, preheat it to medium-high.
  • 2 Lay the Brussels sprouts in a single layer on a non-stick or lined baking sheet. Drizzle a couple tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over the sprouts, sprinkle with some salt and freshly ground black pepper, and toss to evenly coat. Place the baking sheet on the top oven rack and roast for 16-20 minutes or until nicely browned.If using a grill, preheat to medium-high. Place the Brussels sprouts on a grill rack and grill for 8-10 minutes on each side.
  • 3 While the Brussels sprouts are roasting, place the balsamic vinegar in a very small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes or until it is thickened and lightly coats a spoon.
  • 4 Arrange the Brussels sprouts on a serving platter, drizzle with the balsamic vinegar reduction and sprinkle with the crumbled bacon. Serve immediately.
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You should eat your vegetables ... especially if they're grilled, covered in bacon, and drizzled with a balsamic vinegar reduction!

As prepared by Daring Gourmet,

These aren't your ordinary sprouts!

If you’ve never had grilled Brussels sprouts, you’ve been missing out. And if you’ve never liked Brussels sprouts, prepare to be converted. This recipe includes instructions for “grilling” them in the oven as well as on the grill. Either way, they’re wickedly delicious!  

And just when you thought the flavor of Brussels sprouts couldn’t get any better – deliciously browned and caramelized from high heat – we’re going to drizzle an almost candy-like homemade balsamic vinegar reduction over it, along with savory bits of bacon. That’s right, something upscale and fancy-schmancy combined with all the home-cookin’ goodness of bacon. Heaven meets earth; this recipe combines the best of both worlds. I’ll let you decide which is which. 

 

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

First, gather up your ingredients – which is easy since you don’t need much to make this dish. 

 

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

Preheat the oven to 400ºF, discard the outer leaves of the Brussels sprouts and trim the bottom of the stems. Slice them in half and lay them on a non-stick or lined baking sheet. Drizzle a couple tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over the sprouts, sprinkle with some salt and freshly ground black pepper, and toss to evenly coat. Place the baking sheet on the top oven rack and roast for 16-20 minutes or until lightly browned. 

If using a grill, preheat to medium-high. Place the Brussels sprouts on a grill rack and grill for 8-10 minutes on each side. 

 

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

While the Brussels sprouts are cooking, prepare the balsamic vinegar reduction. You’ll need some good quality balsamic vinegar and a very small saucepan. 

 

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

Simmer the balsamic vinegar over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes or until it is thickened enough to lightly coat a spoon. 

 

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

Remove the Brussels sprouts from the oven/grill. Look at those gorgeous sprouts! 

 

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

Arrange the Brussels sprouts on a serving platter. Drizzle with the balsamic vinegar reduction and sprinkle with the crumbled bacon. Serve immediately. 

 

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

Brussels sprouts the way they were MEANT to be eaten! Enjoy!

 

For more delicious eats, visit Kimberly’s food blog The Daring Gourmet. 

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Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
302.5
Daily Value
Total Fat
22.1g
34%
(
Saturated Fat
5.4g
27%
)
Cholesterol
19.1mg
6%
Sodium
821.0mg
34%
Total Carbohydrate
19.3g
6%
(
Dietary Fiber
6.5g
26%
,
Sugars
7.2g
)
Protein
9.5g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
241%
241%
Calcium
7.90%
8%
Iron
15.10%
15%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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