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Maple bacon Brussels sprouts

Author: Louisa Clements
5 from 1 vote
Once you try these maple bacon Brussels sprouts, you’ll never cook them another way! With bacon, onion, maple syrup and sage this recipes comes together in under 30 minutes and is made on the stovetop.
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Prep: 13 minutes
Cook: 17 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
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Servings: 4


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 slices of bacon, cut into ½" pieces
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ lbs of Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh sage


  • Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add oil, bacon and onion. Cook stirring frequently until onions are slightly browned and bacon is fully cooked, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add Brussels sprouts and ¼ cup of water. Cover and cook for 7-9 minutes, shaking the pan frequently to ensure even cooking. Brussels sprouts should caramelize and brown on one side.
  • Add bacon and onions back to pan, season with salt and continue cooking for another minute.
  • Remove from heat, stir in apple cider vinegar and scrape up brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in maple syrup and sage.


Make sure to use fresh Brussels sprouts, cooking frozen in this way will end up mushy. 
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