Bacon Balsamic Brussels Sprouts




Bacon Balsamic Bruseel Sprouts

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces bacon
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar


  • Preheat your oven to 425F/220C.
  • Cut the end off the Brussels sprouts, then slice them into quarters. Some leaves may come loose and that's okay.
  • Add the Brussels sprouts and any loose leaves to a sheet pan. Toss with oil, salt and pepper.
  • Roast the Brussels sprouts for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • While the Brussels sprouts are cooking, slice the bacon into 1/2-inch thick pieces. Add the bacon to a pan on medium heat and cook until the bacon become crispy, stirring frequently. Use a slotted spoon to remove the bacon to a paper towel.
  • At the same time you're cooking the bacon, add the balsamic vinegar to a small pot. Simmer this on medium heat for 10-12 minutes, or until it's reduced by a third to a half. When it's done, you should have about 3 tablespoons remaining in the pot. Then turn off the heat.
  • Drain off most of the bacon grease (you can render and save the bacon grease for future use!), but keep one tablespoon left in the pan.
  • Add the diced onion to the pan and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or until it becomes translucent. Add the crispy bacon back to the pan, give it a stir and turn off the heat.
  • When your Brussels sprouts are done, remove them from the oven. Add the onions and bacon and drizzle with the balsamic reduction. Stir everything together and serve.

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