Are there vegetables that you didn’t grow up eating? Not the ones that your family served, but you didn’t like. I am talking about the ones that you didn’t even try as a child. I have a good size list of foods that I didn’t try until I moved out; sour cream, rice, stir frys, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts. There are probably more that I can’t think of now.
Some people love brussel sprouts and some people hate them. I only tried them less than ten years ago. I didn’t hate them, but really didn’t love them either. One way to convert some people over to loving them is to add bacon…. Oh my goodness, the bacon and onions turn the brussel sprouts into this absolutely fantastic dish!
It is getting pretty cool outside and with it being November 1st, I tend to look for more comfort foods to cook. Now some people may not say that brussel sprouts are a comfort food. Believe me, when they are cooked like this, they definitely are!! 😉
Bacon and Brussel Sprouts with Sauteed Onions
1/2 lb. bacon
Approx. 1 lb. brussel sprouts
1 medium onion
Pepper to taste
Roughly chop bacon(this can be difficult without a really sharp knife) and place in saute pan over medium heat. Let cook for five minutes while you are cleaning brussel sprouts and chopping them in half. Add brussel sprouts and diced onions. Let cook another twenty minutes stirring every few minutes, until sprouts are soft and golden. Pepper to taste.
Makes four side servings.
** Believe when I say these are even better the next day as leftovers 🙂
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