Brussels Sprouts With Bacon, Pistachios and Balsamic Vinegar

Total Time
5 mins
5 mins

I HATE brussels sprouts, but got some in a organic vegetable delivery, and had to figure out an edible way to prepare them. I came up with this, and my hubby and I were fighting over the last one.

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  • 1 lb Brussels sprout, trimmed and washed
  • 14 lb bacon, diced
  • 14 cup roasted salted pistachios, shelled
  • 14 cup balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper


  1. Pre cook brussels sprouts in microwave, by steaming, or pan roasting until almost tender, depending on method and size of sprouts, 5-15 minutes.
  2. Fry bacon in sauce pan until crisp.
  3. Remove from pan and add brussel sprouts to bacon grease, saute for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add pistachios and balsamic vinegar.
  5. Stir around for 1-2 minutes, reducing balsamic and glazing sprouts and nuts.
  6. Add bacon back to pan and season with salt and pepper.