Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Onions

These Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Onions are so good, my youngest ate them up and proclaimed them to be “good”. This, from a person who normally hates Brussel Sprouts! Try these on your own picky eaters. You might be pleasantly surprised!

Adventures in Brussel Sprouts

Growing up, I absolutely hated Brussel Sprouts. I didn’t mind the flavor so much, since they taste a bit like cabbage and I love cabbage. But the consistency of them bothered me terribly. They were a weird combination of chewy and mushy. I’d end up with this wad of “stuff” in my mouth that I couldn’t make myself swallow. I hated them.

Over the years, other people tried to get me to like Brussel Sprouts. They’d cook them up for me, claiming that they knew how to make them just right. But nope, Brussel Sprouts were always just wrong for me.

When my honey and I got married, I decided to try making Brussel Sprouts myself since he liked them. Since I hated them, I’d never actually tried to make them. I knew I didn’t want to make the frozen kind, but frozen Brussel Sprouts were all I’d ever seen anyone make. I wanted to make fresh ones for him, though. So I consulted the Internet.

I learned how to make fresh Brussel Sprouts, boiled until perfectly cooked. On a whim, I tried one bite of that first batch of Brussel Sprouts and was astonished. It was a lovely combination of tender and solid, with a fresh, wonderful taste. Best of all, I was able to chew it up and swallow it without any difficulty. No more wad of mush in my mouth!

I learned that when it comes to Brussel Sprouts, FRESH is the key! Some people will disagree, I’m sure. My mom does. She prefers her frozen Brussel Sprouts. But me, I gotta have them fresh!

Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Onion

I recently had around two pounds of lovely fresh Brussel Sprouts in the refrigerator and I wanted to do something special and different with them. My honey and I were cooking up a nice meal of Baked Pork with Apples and Onions and Cheesy Potato Bacon Casserole, and I wanted to do something with the Brussel Sprouts that was a little more interesting than simply boiling them. Then, my honey and I got ideas!

We cleaned the Brussel Sprouts, snipping the brown off the stems and removing loose leaves, and then we sliced them all in half.

Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Onions - Cut Brussel Sprouts

We picked out a nice Vidalia onion . . .

Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Onions - Vidalia Onion

. . . and cut the onion up in medium sized pieces.

Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Onions - Chopped Onion

We cooked up a nice package of bacon in a large skillet (and completely forgot to take a picture of it!) and once the bacon was cooked and removed to a plate, we sauteed the onions in the bacon fat until golden.

Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Onions - Cooking Onions

Then we added the Brussel Sprouts to the pan, stirring them into the onions. We covered them and let them cook over medium heat.

Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Onions - Cooking

While the Brussel Sprouts and onions cooked, I chopped up the cooked bacon. Neither of us could resist nibbling on a little bacon.

Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Onions - Chop Bacon

The Brussel Sprouts were nice and tender after 15 to 20 minutes on medium heat. We stirred them several times, mouths watering from the delicious bacon onion smell wafting into our faces.

Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Onions - Almost Done

When the Brussel Sprouts and onions were finished cooking, we added the chopped bacon to the pan.

Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Onions - Add Bacon

Doesn’t that look amazing?

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Here – take a closer look at those beautiful Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Onion.

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Brussel Sprouts Belong with Bacon

The flavors were amazing! Brussel Sprouts, bacon, and onions belong together. I am now convinced of this.

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I will, of course, cook Brussel Sprouts in other ways. Bacon and onions, too. But we all loved these so much, we will have to make them again and again.

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These Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Onions paired perfectly with Baked Pork with Apples and Onions and Cheesy Potato Bacon Casserole. This combination of dishes is officially one of our favorite meals!

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Whether you love or hate Brussel Sprouts, I recommend that you give these a try. You might just be surprised!

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Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Onions

Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Onions

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. fresh Brussel Sprouts
  • 1 Vidalia Onion
  • 1 pkg. Bacon

Instructions

  1. Clean Brussel Sprouts, slicing off the brown end of stems, and removing loose leaves.
  2. Slice Brussel Sprouts in half.
  3. Slice Vidalia Onion up into small to medium pieces.
  4. Fry bacon in pan until crispy, removing slices to paper towel to drain.
  5. Saute onion in bacon fat until golden.
  6. Add fresh Brussel Sprouts halves.
  7. Cook Brussel Sprouts and Onions over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Chop cooked bacon into small pieces.
  9. When Brussel Sprouts are tender, add chopped bacon to pan and stir into Brussel Sprouts and onions.
  10. Serve and devour!
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2 comments on Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Onions

  1. I’m not sure I’m quite ready for brussel sprouts, BUT you make it look amazing.. AND my hubby loves them.. SO.. I may have to surprise him, and believe me… it will shock him if I make this! Thanks for the inspiration to branch out of my comfort zone over at Country Fair Blog Party!

    1. I completely understand. I spent the first 48 or so years of my life HATING brussel sprouts. But my hubby loves them, so I learned how to make them for him. And…surprisingly…I ended up liking them, too. For me, the key was to buy them fresh. I’d only had frozen ones before – and they were mushy and just…ugh. Couldn’t handle them. Fresh makes all the difference. If you like cabbage, that’s half the battle, since that’s what brussel sprouts taste like. I hope they turn out great for you and your hubby if you make them! 🙂

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