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Balsamic Tangy Brussel Sprouts With Bacon


  • 1.5 -2 lbs fresh Brussel sprouts
  • 1 lb good thick bacon
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1.3 cup balsamic vinegar


  • Cut Brussel sprouts in half and set aside (I used 2 lbs but 1.5 might be better) (small brussels work better than large)
  • Chop up 1 package of good thick bacon
  • Brown until mostly crispy
  • Drain half of the bacon grease
  • Put brussels flat side down as much as possible in the skillet or deep wide pan with bacon grease
  • Let brussels brown
  • Add additional butter or bacon grease if necessary
  • Wisk 2 Tbs of brown sugar and 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar together
  • When brussels have browned add balsamic mixture and let reduce until most of the liquid is gone
  • Toss bacon back in and serve (Set some aside to garnish shrimp and grits as well)