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Balsamic-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

My relatives claim to hate Brussels sprouts, which I took as a challenge to come up with a recipe they'd love. When I served this at my Christmas buffet, there wasn't a sprout left in the bowl! —Carol Bess White, Portland, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh Brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons stone-ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs


  • Cut an “X” in the core of each Brussels sprout. Place in a large saucepan; add 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large ovenproof skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
  • Saute onion in drippings until tender. Stir in the vinegar, mustard, garlic powder, salt, Brussels sprouts and bacon; cook 2-3 minutes longer.
  • Sprinkle with bread crumbs; broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 256 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 823mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • longdinj
    Dec 31, 2012

    There we're no leftovers after serving these brussel sprouts. The only change I did to this recipe is cut the sprouts in half. Would definitely make again.

  • Denco24
    Dec 30, 2012

    This is a wonderful recipe. If you even remotely like brussels sprouts, you'll love this!

  • Denco24
    Dec 30, 2012

    This is a wonderful recipe. If you even remotely like brussels sprouts, you'll love this!

  • stf1083
    Dec 29, 2012

    Every year my family asks me to make this recipe. I use shallots rather than onion and do not use the bread crumbs, but if you like brussel sprouts this is a great recipe.

  • sdlrglady
    Dec 17, 2012

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  • bethkozy
    Dec 17, 2012

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  • Nickytray
    Dec 16, 2012

    I am not a big fan of brussel sprouts but my husband LOVES them. I tried out this recipe as a possible Christmas side dish and I have made it every week since! This is the best brussel sprout dish I have ever had and has me me a brussel sprout lover!!

  • PTuttle
    Apr 11, 2012

    Great recipe! The only change I made was using honey dijon mustard because I couldn't locate the regular coarse ground dijon in my cupboard. It gave it a touch of sweetness that might even be better than the original recipe.

  • dawn3128
    Dec 27, 2011

    We loved this, we are still eating the leftovers and they are still delicious!!! will definitely make again!

  • pitajane
    Dec 6, 2010

    Made this for Thanksgiving, big hit, everyone loved it, they even ate it cold the next day!