Balsamic and bacon brussel sprouts
  • 2 pounds brussel sprouts
  • 6 ounces bacon
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon syrupy balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Trim and cut sprouts in half.
  3. Toss brussel sprouts, olive oil, salt, and pepper together in large bowl until well coated.
  4. Place in a single layer on pan and roast for 20 to 30 minutes, turning once, until they are tender and beginning to brown.
  5. At the same time, place bacon in a second pan and cook for 20 to 25 minutes. (or fry one stovetop. You could also cut into small pieces and cook with the sprouts, though I find that it's harder to make sure the bacon does not burn)
  6. After sprouts and bacon are cooked, remove from oven,
  7. crumble the bacon and stir into the brussel sprouts along with the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup.
  8. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Apothecary Kids at