I thought this was very good, but I overcooked it and it got mushy.. so do not overcook..
I found it best to brown the bacon, then add the olive oil - adding the potatoes next for a solid 10 minutes before adding the brussels sprouts and onions. Then - added the halved brussles sprouts and onions on top with the thyme and cooked for what seemed like forever - 30 - 40 minutes, then added the chix stock until it dissolved, then turned the heat to high for the last five minutes to produce the result shown in the show. (a crispy crust that was to die for) Tasted EXCELLENT both with and without the balsamic. Peeling fresh pearl onions takes longer than this recipe to cook. I used more than 1 T olive oil, and probably almost 2 lb. potatoes. Was a real crowd pleaser, and everyone asked for the recipe!