Bacon-Braised Brussels Sprouts

TOTAL TIME: 50 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 30 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, washed,and cut in half
  • 4 ounces (about 1/2 cup) bacon, cut into small squares
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed, plus 2 cloves, roughly chopped
  • 4 sprigs thyme, plus 2 sprigs thyme, leaves only, chopped
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • Kosher salt
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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Take a large pan and set over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until fat renders 2 to 3 minutes. Add the smashed garlic clove, thyme sprigs and Brussels sprouts and cook gently until slightly caramelized. Add stock and reduce heat to a simmer. Season with salt and a little pepper, cover and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes until tender. Remove lid and add a splash of vinegar and reduce until syrupy, 2 to 3 minutes.

After Brussels sprouts are done cooking, put them in oven safe dish. In sheet tray and toss bread crumbs with rosemary, thyme leaves and chopped garlic, then drizzle with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture and Parmigiano over Brussels sprouts and bake in a hot oven until golden and crispy.
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