Southern Selects Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds

Makes 4 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 lbs. Southern Selects Brussels Sprouts
  • 4 ounces thick cut bacon (cut in large dices)
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 Tbs. Blasamic vinegar
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Trim bottoms of Brussels sprouts. You may halve or quarter the sprouts if desired.
  2. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside on paper towels.
  3. Drain remaining fat from skillet reserving 1 tablespoon.
  4. Add reserved fat, olive oil, garlic and almonds back to skillet. Cook over medium low heat just until the garlic just starts to change color.
  5. Add the Brussels sprouts, stir and cook 10-12 minutes (less for cut sprouts).
  6. Add Balsamic vinegar, reserved bacon and salt and pepper. Stir and enjoy.