Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Pecans

"A Pillsbury favorite...go crazy and dress up your brussel sprouts with bacon and crunchy pecans."
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  • Wash and trim Brussels sprouts.
  • With tip of knife, cut an X in base of each.
  • Place Brussels sprouts in large saucepan; add just enough water to cover. Add salt. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat; simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp in medium skillet.
  • Remove bacon from skillet. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings in skillet; cool.
  • Add flour to cooled drippings; cook and stir over medium-low heat until bubbly. Remove from heat.
  • In small bowl, combine brown sugar, water, vinegar and mustard; mix well.
  • Gradually stir into bacon drippings mixture.
  • Drain Brussels sprouts; place in serving bowl.
  • Add hot bacon dressing mixture; toss gently.
  • Crumble bacon over Brussels sprouts.
  • Sprinkle with pecans.
  • If desired, add salt to taste.

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  1. Catnip46
    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.
  2. breezermom
    I love brussel sprouts, so this recipe was fine for me without the sauce. But the sauce solidifed, and didn't cover the brussel 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.
  3. Boomette
    I did the sauce in the microwave and decided not to add the flour LOL I made it after dinner, so for the photo I didn't use pecans. Probably tonight we'll add toasted pecans. I didn't add salt when cooking the brussels sprouts. I loved the taste of the sauce with the brussels sprouts. Thanks DuChick. Made for 123 hit wonders.
  4. loof751
    This was just delicious! I love brussels sprouts and this is a wonderul way to serve them. The sweet from the brown sugar, tang from the mustard and salty from the bacon was a great match to the sprouts. I will definitely make this again - thanks for sharing your recipe!
  5. Chef-Boy-I-Be Illin
    What she (Twissis) said! Wowzers! My favorite new sprout recipe. I used 4 ounces of chopped pancetta to make this a little healthier. I'd love to use bacon but the partner is watching cholesterol. Also, for ease, I just threw the sliced sprouts in the same sauce pan as the browned pancetta, and added the combined liquids and allowed to steam. Served with Recipe #266599


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