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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Bacon & Caramelized Onion Brussels Sprouts with Herbed Goat Cheese

Nothing says Thanksgiving like roasted brussels sprouts. I know that brussels sprouts get a bad rap, but if you cook them properly, they can be a showpiece at your holiday table. For Thanksgiving today, I was in charge of making a vegetable side, so I decided to do roasted brussels sprouts with an addition of caramelized onion, smokey bacon and herbed goat cheese for a creamy tang. I added a bit of balsamic vinegar to the brussels sprouts towards the end of their cooking to add flavor and a hint of sweetness to compliment the caramelized onions. This delicious side can be prepared and enjoyed for just about any occasion! Follow my easy recipe below:

Bacon and Caramelized Onion Brussels Sprouts with Herbed Goat Cheese 
(serves 6)

6 strips of smoked bacon
4 onions, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil  
2 bags brussels sprouts, washed and halved (or roughly 4 cups)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 
1/2 cup crumbled herbed goat cheese
Pinch salt and pepper

In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium high heat for approximately 10 minutes, or until crisped. Remove bacon and place on paper towel and chop into small bits. Next, add onions and garlic to bacon fat remaining in skillet and cook over low heat 20 minutes or until caramelized. In another skillet, add olive oil over medium-high heat and add halved brussels sprouts, cooking until browned on each side adding balsamic vinegar toward the end of their cooking. Turn off heat and add onion mixture and chopped bacon to brussels sprouts and transfer into serving dish.  Lastly, top with crumbled herbed goat cheese. Serve immediately and enjoy! 

1 comment:

  1. Rachel you have magical hands. :D This brussel sprouts recipe is out of this world! I also top it up with roasted walnuts for an extra nutty flavor!