This Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Caramelized Onions recipe is an absolute treat! The caramelized onions really elevate the a dish!
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Caramelized Onions
My husband loves brussels sprouts. He boiled them for us once, and I hated everything about them. We don’t have brussels sprouts in India and I haven’t grown up eating them. I’d also heard so many negative thing about them in this country, that I wasn’t really sure about trying them.
But then I had them roasted at a friend’s house, drizzled with truffle oil and I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I didn’t have any truffle oil at home but I did have bacon (I ALWAYS have bacon. Manna from heaven.)
To add to it, I’ve been craving caramelized, cooked onions lately so I thought I’d throw some of those in the pan.
I think the onions work in this dish because the sprouts take almost 30-35 minutes to roast, which gives the onion enough time to cook. I don’t think they would work nearly as well as in the roasted cauliflower or roasted asparagus recipes.
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- Cut each sprout in half and take out the tough outer leaves.
- Dice bacon into small bits.
- Cut onion into pieces that are roughly the same size as the sprouts
- Take a quart ziplock bag (if you are lazy like me, or a bowl if you love washing greasy dishes) and put all the ingredients together. We put them in a bag and made my younger son mix them together. Since he's probably not going to touch them when they were cooked, I thought I'd put him to work on them to pay a price for his fussiness.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and spread the mixture in an even, single layer.
- Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes, turning half-way through.
- You might want to finish up by broiling them to get them properly carmelized. What I did was pre-cooked them, and then when it was time to re-heat, I broiled them to get them hot and crispy.
The “recipe” is simplicity itself as you can see. To make things more efficient, I cooked them along with the Shwarma green beans that I will post soon. Two pans of vegggies roasting in the oven at the same time makes my job a lot easier.