Caramelized Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts
Caramelized brussels sprouts with bacon and onion tossed in a delicious balsamic glaze!
1.5 pounds fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
4 strips thick cut bacon, diced
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 tablespoon bacon fat or butter
Kosher salt, to taste
Black Pepper, to taste
In a large 12 inch skillet, heat a tablespoon of bacon fat or butter over medium/medium-high heat.
Add in the chopped bacon and cook for 5 minutes. Next add in the chopped onion, stir and cook until the bacon starts to get crispy and the onions turn a deep golden. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate, leaving the bacon fat still in the skillet.
Lay the halved brussels sprouts cut side down in the skillet. Once all of the brussels sprouts are in, reduce the heat to medium and place the lid over the pan. The steam will help to cook the sprouts. Let the brussels sprouts cook for 5-8 minutes this way before stirring.
Add the bacon and onions back into the skillet, stir and continue to cook the sprouts until fork tender but not too soft. Season with a little bit of kosher salt and black pepper to taste.
Drizzle in two tablespoons of the balsamic glaze, stir and serve hot.