Baked Brussels Sprouts

This recipe is a knock off of Brussel sprouts we have had at The Bodega, a local Tapas restaurant.  I love the sweet-saltiness of it. There are no proportions given in the recipe because it depends on how big the dish is.  I usually make a stalk of fresh sprouts, or buy a package of sprouts and use 2-3 pieces of bacon.  No need to use oil in the pan as the bacon yields enough fat so that the dish does not burn. – as described in the directions, you can either bake the sprouts in an oven proof dish or simply line a ridged baking sheet with foil.  It will save cleanup time

Ingredients:

  1. Brussels sprouts
  2. Bacon
  3. Brown sugar
  4. Salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Directions: 

  1. Wash and trim Brussels sprouts. Pat dry.
  2. Place in an oven proof dish.
  3. Alternatively, line a baking sheet with foil and continue as described.  
  4. Cut the bacon into strips about ¼” wide. Toss onto the Brussels sprouts.
  5. Sprinkle brown sugar and salt on the Brussels sprouts.brussels sprouts 2
  6. Cover the oven proof dish with either aluminum foil, if not using a dish with a cover.
  7. Place the Brussels sprout mixture in the oven and bake for 45 minutes, covered.img_0367
  8. Remove from the oven, uncover the dish, and allow the mixture to brown. It will take 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on it.
  9. If using a foil lined baking sheet...some of the cooked sprouts may stick to the foil, simply scrape it loose.  Cooking the sprouts in a foil lined pan cuts down on clean up! (I am lazy and have found ways to cut out clean up time!)

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