Recipe: Brussel Sprouts and Bacon [Keto-Friendly]

I used to be afraid to cook brussel sprouts, basically because I didn’t think I knew what to do. After watching a few videos on YouTube and reading other blog sites, I was able to make this dish with a breeze.  Now brussel sprouts are one of my favorite veggies to cook as a quick side dish for the family.  
 
Ingredients
 
  • 1 pound brussel sprouts (halved)
  • 3 tablespoons – olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons – salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons – minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon – Rosemary leaves (fresh or dried)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of onion powder or 1/2 medium diced onion.
  • 5 cooked slices of thick cut applewood bacon
  • salt and black pepper
 
Directions
 
  1. Bake 5 slices of thick cut applewood bacon in the oven at 370 degrees for 20 minutes or until done.
  2. Take off the outer leaves, cut off the stem from the bottom of the brussel sprouts and slice the brussel sprouts in half. If they are miniature size, don’t slice and keep whole.
  3. Rinse the brussel sprouts with cold water.
  4. On medium heat, add olive oil to a non stick skillet; or you can use the bacon fat from the cooked bacon.
  5. Add the minced garlic and simmer for 1 minute.
  6. Add the brussel sprouts to the skillet and stir to coat with the oil.
  7. Depending on your palette, add onion powder or diced onion. 
  8. Stir in the remaining seasonings – rosemary, salt, and black pepper.
  9. Cover the skillet and cook the brussel sprouts, stirring occasionally, until tender for about 10 minutes. 
  10. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Chop the bacon and add to the brussel sprouts.

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