Course: Side Dish
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Beer Style: Pale Ale

Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Beer

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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 sauté until crisp.
  3. Add the sliced shallot. Sauté 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 pale ale 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.
  5. See Sommer's full post at A Spicy Perspective.

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