Yummy Brussel Sprouts (Yes it’s true)

by Kristy on July 30, 2012 · 5 comments

When I was a kid growing up, I didn’t hate brussel sprouts. I didn’t even know what they looked like as my mother never cooked them. Finally when I saw what a brussel sprout looked like, to me it was like a cute little baby cabbage. I loved cabbage, what could be wrong with a darling little brussel sprout?

I remember my first bite, tasting the bitter sulfur flavour. As an adult, it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either.

If there’s one way to make anything taste better it’s to add bacon. I also think if you can find some sprouts that are on the smaller side, all the better.

These are guaranteed to be yummy. You might even skip your steak or your roast and just eat these.



500g brussel sprouts, halved

250g rasher bacon, rind removed, thinly sliced

1 large brown onion, peeled, thinly sliced

olive oil, salt and pepper



Heat a large frying pan with a little olive oil then add the bacon.

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Fry, stirring frequently until almost crisp. Add the onion and fry for a further 4-5 minutes until soft.

Add the brussel sprouts, salt and pepper and stir through. Pour in 1/4 cup water then cover to steam through, about 4-5 minutes.

Taste for seasoning and serve alongside your favourite meat.


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Did you hate brussel sprouts as a kid? What about now, have you come around to liking them?

  • http://www.notquitenigella.com Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hehe definitely! Adding bacon makes everything better! :P

    • http://thelifeshemade.wordpress.com thelifeshemade

      It might be a good use for bacon jam! ;-)

  • http://heneedsfood.com john@heneedsfood

    Bacon and Brussels sprouts are a match made in heaven. They didn’t appear on the dinner table much when I was young but when they did I ate them. I love them!

  • http://handmadetearsandtriumphs.blogspot.com.au Kelly @ HT and T

    Bacon does make everything better! Brussel sprouts is one of those vegies I cannot get my husband to eat, if I can’t get him to eat it then what chance do I have with our children? But he does love bacon, so maybe this will bring him around!
    Thanks for sharing x

  • http://www.mummysunderservedblessings.com Lisa @ Mummy’s Undeserved Blessings

    We never had them as kids but I did have to eat them at my Aunty’s place once and they were yuck! I have not eaten them since but I love bacon so I might have to give them a second chance

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