Bacon and Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts is a kicked-up version of one of Ample Bites’ favorite vegetables. In our household, we love the tiny cabbages known as Brussels sprouts. This recipe uses the richness of blue cheese and the salty bacon to enhance the wholesome little sprouts.
Bacon and Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts
(Adapted from recipe courtesy of foodandwine.com, 2013)
Makes about 6 Servings
10 slices thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise into ¼-inch pieces
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
1 tsp Kosher salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 cup light beer
4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
In a large pan, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp; drain bacon on paper towels, and pour off rendered fat from pan.
In the same pan, melt the butter. Add the Brussels sprouts, cut side down, and cook with out moving for 2 to 3 minutes. Add salt, pepper, and beer, stirring to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beer is nearly evaporated, 10 to 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to broil.
Place sprouts in a 13×9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with reserved bacon and blue cheese. Broil for 5 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.