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Brussels Sprouts with Dates and Bacon

Our favorite way to cook Brussels sprouts - fast, easy and delicious.

1 pound Brussels sprouts, washed trimmed and cut in half

4 slices of bacon, diced

1/4 cup dates, pitted and diced

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat a saute pan to medium high heat and add the bacon, stirring occasionally, until well browned, remove from the pan and set aside

2. To the saute pan, add an additional 2 tablespoons of oil and put the Brussels sprouts cut side down and leave them undisturbed for about 3 minutes or until they are nicely browned

3. Add the dates and bacon and 1/2 cup of water, stir them, and simmer for an additional 3 minutes - with a wooden spoon, break up the dates so they dissolve into the water and make a sauce, adding a little more water if necessary

4. When the Brussels sprouts are tender, remove from the heat and add the balsamic vinegar and serve


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