Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Pecans

Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

A Pillsbury favorite...go crazy and dress up your brussel sprouts with bacon and crunchy pecans.

Directions

  1. Wash and trim Brussels sprouts.
  2. With tip of knife, cut an X in base of each.
  3. Place Brussels sprouts in large saucepan; add just enough water to cover. Add salt. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. Reduce heat; simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
  5. Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp in medium skillet.
  6. Remove bacon from skillet. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings in skillet; cool.
  7. Add flour to cooled drippings; cook and stir over medium-low heat until bubbly. Remove from heat.
  8. In small bowl, combine brown sugar, water, vinegar and mustard; mix well.
  9. Gradually stir into bacon drippings mixture.
  10. Drain Brussels sprouts; place in serving bowl.
  11. Add hot bacon dressing mixture; toss gently.
  12. Crumble bacon over Brussels sprouts.
  13. Sprinkle with pecans.
  14. If desired, add salt to taste.
Most Helpful

I've never tried brussels spouts before and glad I picked your recipe to try. This was very good. I was even eating it cold out of the refrigerator later that night. A keeper for sure. I will be making this a lot.

Catnip46 October 13, 2015

I love brussel sprouts, so this recipe was fine for me without the sauce. But the sauce solidifed, and didn't cover the brussel sprouts..it turned into a hard caramel like substance. I followed the directions, allowing the bacon grease to cool before mixing with the flour, etc. But the sauce didn't work for me. I did try to put the sauce on the brussel sprouts and sprinkled the bacon bits on them. Next time I will copy Boomette and try the sauce in the microwave.

breezermom March 06, 2009