Bacon-Braised Brussel Sprouts



Yield 4 servings



  1. Chop bacon into small pieces (I like to use scissors for this job) and place into a cold skillet (cast iron is perfect here).
  2. Heat skillet over medium-high heat, stirring relatively frequently, until bacon is starting to brown and is mostly cooked.
  3. Add Brussels sprouts to skillet carefully (remember cold water into hot fat can cause the fat to splatter).
  4. Stir relatively frequently.  As soon as Brussels sprouts start to stick, add 1-2 Tbsp water to the pan.  Stir some more.
  5. Keep adding small amounts of water every time the Brussel sprouts start to stick.
  6. Once the Brussel sprouts are cooked (about 15 minutes, depending on the size), stop adding water.  Just when they start to stick again, pour the bacon and sprouts into a serving dish and enjoy!

Recipe by The Paleo Mom at