Are you ready to fall in love with Brussels Sprouts?
They were my least favorite vegetable growing up, and walking into Paleo, I was like, “OH HECK NAH!”
But The Workaholic loves Brussels Sprouts, so I figured I had to give them a try, just like I expected him to give spaghetti squash a try.
I roasted them with bacon and fell madly in love. Then one day I tried shredding them and sauteed them with some coconut oil, and seasonings with crumbled bacon (of course). And fell even more madly in love.
THEN, I bought pre-shredded Brussels Sprouts at Trader Joe’s with this Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts recipe on the back, and Brussels Sprouts are my new favorite vegetable. Truth. My kids shoveled these into their mouths without even asking what they were, and I had to set some aside so that The Workaholic could have some too.
You won’t believe how easy it is, and it pairs deliciously with pot roast, pork tenderloin, roasted chicken, or salmon. Actually, it pairs well with everything.
SO enough of my blabbing, here’s the simple Brussels Sprouts recipe.
- 3 Pieces of Bacon
- 2T Olive Oil
- 10oz Brussels Sprouts, shredded
- 1/4c Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/4c water
- S&P to taste
How to do what I do:
- Heat oil over medium-high heat then add bacon and cook until brown but soft, 3-5 minutes.
- Add Brussels Sprouts and saute until crispy and brown, about 5 minutes
- Season with salt & pepper if using
- Add Balsamic Vinegar & water, then cover and steam for 5 minutes.
- Plate up and LOVE.
These will NOT disappoint, I promise. And if you’re looking for a recipe that will impress even your pickiest of eaters, make this mouthwatering side dish.
Disclosure: Trader Joe’s doesn’t know me and didn’t pay me to publish this on my website. I couldn’t find the recipe on their site, otherwise I would have simply linked to it. The recipe can also be found on the back of their shredded Brussels Sprouts, which you can find at your nearest Trader Joe’s location. I recommend you run over there RIGHT NOW.