Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Beer

  • Recipe TypeSide Dish
  • Prep Time10 minutes prep | 22 minutes cook
  • Yield6-8

These tasty Brussels sprouts from A Spicy Perspective will quickly become a favorite go-to. The caramelization of the beer creates a perfect glaze for these healthy veggies.


  • 2 lbs Brussels sprouts
  • 6 oz. thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 shallot, peeled and sliced
  • 12 oz. bottle beer, something light and crisp
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • Pinch crushed red pepper


  1. Trim the ends of each Brussels sprouts, removing excess leaves. Cut the sprouts in half, leaving the smallest sprouts whole.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped bacon and saute until crisp.
  3. 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.
  4. Pour the bottle of beer into the skillet. Add the salt an 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.
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Sommer CollierSommer Collier, resident cookery queen of A Spicy Perspective, is a food writer and professional recipe developer. She loves cooking things that bring back happy memories, and foods from places she's traveled. She also loves to give classic dishes a saucy makeover. On you will find a mix of global fare, healthy-conscious dishes, and good ol’ American comfort food..