Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Bison Bacon

A simple dish pairing tender baked Brussels sprouts with crisp, lean bison bacon. A simple, savory glaze brings delicious harmony to the recipe.
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 8 Servings
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Ingredients

8 slices bison bacon

2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Cook bison bacon over medium heat in a large skillet for 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp, turning occasionally. If necessary, drain on paper towels. Cool slightly. Cut into bite-size pieces; set aside.
  2. 2. Spread Brussels sprouts in a single layer in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Drizzle with oil. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring once or twice.
  3. 3. Meanwhile, for glaze, melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Cook garlic in hot butter for 30 seconds. Add balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir for 5 to 7 minutes or until sauce is thickened and reduced to about ¼ cup. Add Brussels sprouts to skillet; stir to coat.
  4. 4. To serve, sprinkle bison bacon pieces over Brussels sprouts.
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