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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Sweet & Spicy Candied Bacon

If you've never been a Brussels sprouts fan before this recipe for Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Sweet & Spicy Candied Bacon just may change your mind!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Vegetable - Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 440kcal


For the sweet and spicy candied bacon;

  • ½ pound bacon cut into 1" pieces
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons diced jalapenos
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

For the Brussels sprouts;

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts trimmed, and halved or quartered
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


To make the candied bacon;

  • In a large skillet, cook the bacon until almost crisp. 
  • Stir in the remaining candied bacon ingredients and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Set aside.

To prepare the Brussels sprouts;

  • In a second large skillet, saute the prepared Brussels sprouts in the oil and butter over medium/high heat. Season with salt and pepper and stir occasionally.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and cover the pan. Allow the Brussels sprouts to cook, covered, for 5-7 minutes (or until your desired doneness).
  • Uncover and spoon the sweet and spicy candied bacon into the Brussels sprouts and stir well to heat through.
  • Serve hot.


Tools and equipment;
2 large skillets, wooden spoon, measuring cups, measuring spoons, cutting board and chef's knife, cover (or foil) for the skillet. 


Serving: 1 | Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 891mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 70.2mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1.4mg