Skillet-Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots

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Skillet-Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots

These are delicious!  Buy small brussel sprouts that are bright green and have firm, tightly packed leaves.

  • 4 oz. bacon (4 slices), chopped fine
  • 2 shallots, sliced thin
  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, stem ends trimmed, discolored leaves removed, and halved through the stem
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Pepper

Cook bacon and shallots together in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat until the bacon is crisp and the shallots are browned, about 10 minutes.  Transfer the mixture to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain.

Add the Brussels sprouts, water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the skillet and increase the heat to medium-high.  Cover and simmer until the Brussels sprouts are bright green, about 9 minutes.  Uncover the pan and cook until the liquid has evaporated and the sprouts are tender, about 5 minutes longer.

Off the heat, stir in the bacon mixture, butter, and vinegar.  Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.

Serves 4.

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