Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Beer! #brusselssprouts
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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Beer

Brussels Sprouts and bacon are caramelized in beer for an easy savory side dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Holiday, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, German
Servings: 8
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 2 pounds  Brussels sprouts
  • 6 ounces thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 shallot, peeled and sliced
  • 12 ounce bottle beer, something light and crisp
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch crushed red pepper


  • Trim the ends of each Brussels sprout, removing excess leaves. Cut the sprouts in half, leaving the smallest sprouts whole.
  • Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped bacon and saute until crisp.
  • Add the sliced shallot. Saute another 2-3 minutes to soften. Then add the Brussels sprouts. Stir and sear the sides of the sprouts for 4-5 minutes.
  • Pour the bottle of beer into the skillet. Add the salt and both peppers. Bring to a simmer and lower the heat a little. Stir and simmer until the beer has reduced to a glaze and the sprouts are cooked through—12-15 minutes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 96.6mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1.7mg