Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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Our PC Bacon will make Brussels sprouts lovers out of the pickiest eater!

Tags: Intermediate, One Hour, Side Dishes, Pork, Vegetables, Fry, Thanksgiving, Holiday Insider’s Report 2011
Serves: 8
Skill level: Intermediate
Prep time: 56  minutes
Cooking time: 40  minutes
Total: 96  minutes

Additional Information


250 g PC Naturally Smoked Bacon (half 500 g pkg), cut in 1/2 inch (1 cm) pieces
1 large red onion, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 lb (750 g) Bussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half lengthwise
1/2 tsp (2 mL) granulated sugar
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground black pepper


  1. In large nonstick frying pan, cook bacon over medium heat until browned and crispy, about 5 to 8 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel-lined baking sheet. Pour off all but 1 tbsp bacon fat from pan.
  2. Return pan to burner. Increase heat to medium-high. Add onions and sprouts to pan. Stir in sugar, salt and pepper; cook until vegetables are browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add 1 cup (250 mL) water. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until almost all the water has evaporated. Stir in bacon and serve.


Chef's Tips

Brussels sprouts can be prepared a day ahead of time. Refrigerate, reheat and add bacon just before serving.

Nutritional Information

Per serving:
110 calories
5 g fat
300 mg sodium
10 g carbohydrates
3 g fibre
5 g protein
Source of Fibre