This has been my absolute favorite way to cook brussels sprouts lately. We always seem to have too many apples and I love finding ways to use them in savory dishes on top of making them into pies/crumbles/etc. This recipe is so simple with only a couple ingredients and should even win over brussels sprouts haters. The flavors are great especially if you like vinegar.
- 8 oz brussels sprouts
- 2 slices bacon
- 1 granny smith apple
- 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
- Preheat oven to 450 °F
- Peel, core, and dice the apple, toss it with a splash of apple cider vinegar to prevent browning
- Cut the brussels sprouts in half
- Cut the bacon into small pieces and cook in a nonstick pan on medium heat for 6-7 minutes or until browned and crispy, stirring ocasionally
- Transfer the bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate, leaving the fat in the pan
- Add the brussels sprouts and apple to the still hot bacon fat and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat thoroughly, adding a little more olive oil if the pan is too dry.
- Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 9-11 minutes, or until browned and caramelized.
- Transfer to a bowl and mix in the remaining vinegar and the bacon pieces and stir together