Hey, y'all! Brussels Sprouts... they really got an unfair treatment when we were younger. How many of y'all were served them boiled, which made you instantaneously hate them? I 100% was there -- but, in adult hood, I've learned that they are easily the most delicious vegetable when prepared correctly. I'm excited to teach you one of those methods today: my Bacon + Date Brussels Sprouts. These are insanely good and y'all are going to love them!Jump to Recipe
Tips For Making Bacon + Date Brussels Sprouts
While this dish is very simple, I recommend three things: purchased already-shaved Brussels sprouts (or finely chop the larger sprouts/use a food processor if you can't find them shaved), cut the dates into very small pieces, and don't skip out on the citrus -- it brings the entire dish together!
Bacon and Date Brussels Sprouts
- 10 oz. Brussels Sprouts shaved
- 6 Slices of Bacon cooked and chopped
- 8 dates chopped
- ⅓ c. fresh parmesan
- 2.5 tbsp. Orange Juice
- 1 tbsp. Orange Zest
- 1 tsp. Garlic powder
- 1 tsp. Onion Powder
- Chop bacon into small pieces and cook on the stove until it has reached just under your desired level of doneness. Do not rid of the grease.
- Add Brussels sprouts, dates, garlic powder, and onion powder to the bacon over medium-high heat and cook until the sprouts are crispy -- roughly 5 minutes.
- Finish off with orange juice and orange zest, cooking for an additional 1 min.
- Top with fresh parmesan, serve warm.
Easy and sinfully delicious, y'all.
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