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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

 Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Bacon lends a wonderful salty flavor while balsamic vinegar adds a hint of spicy tang. Who knew Brussels sprouts could taste so good? Paula Young -Tiffin, Ohio
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 3 bacon strips
  • 1-1/4 pounds fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts, thawed, quartered
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove
  • to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Crumble
  • bacon and set aside.
  • In the same pan, saute Brussels sprouts and onion in reserved
  • drippings until crisp-tender. Add the water, salt and pepper. Bring
  • to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until
  • Brussels sprouts are tender. Stir in bacon and vinegar. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup equals 90 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.