Dave’s Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Jalapeño [recipe] – That Was Then. This is Jalapeñow

Dave's Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Jalapeno
Brussels sprouts have come a long way since the overcooked, under-delicious balls of off-green mush we had to choke down during our childhood. No amount of dressing up (or down) could get us to like the things.

But that was a very frozen then.

This is a fresh now, Brussels sprouts sautéed with a now-standard slab (or two) of bacon.

And what really sets these Brussels sprouts apart is our friend Dave’s addition of “Why didn’t we think of that?!” … jalapeño.

Dave's Brussels Sprouts

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Jalapeño and Bacon

recipe from friend of the TasteSpotting Kitchen, Dave S.

makes 6 to 8 servings


4 slices bacon
1½ pounds Brussels sprouts, washed, ends cut off, loose outer leaves removed and sliced in half
1 small red and/or yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
ground sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


Cook bacon until crisp, crumble, and set aside.

Melt butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add sliced Brussels sprouts, diced jalapeno, chopped bell peppers, and bacon back to the pan and cook 2-3 minutes. Add oil and toss. Continue to sauté until Brussels sprouts are caramelized, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add balsamic vinegar and cook 2-3 more minutes.

by Sarah J. Gim on January 31, 2011 · 2 comments

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Laura Flowers February 2, 2011 at 9:05 am

You just took my favorite vegetable to another level of yum. I’ll be making this! Thanks.



Geraint Evans September 29, 2012 at 4:08 am

I hate sprouts. I mean really, really hate them. I don’t like not liking food, and I have tried and tried to like them to no avail. This looks like a nicer recipe than I have ever tried though, so will try once again!


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