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Lemon Brussel Sprouts

13 Jul

Lemon Brussel Sprouts



  • Brussel Sprouts (I used 1 container)
  • Bacon (about ½ a pound)
  • Juice from fresh lemon (this recipe I used 2 lemons)
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder


  • First cut your brussel sprouts in half and remove the gross looking stem kind of things from the bottom (I’m no chef sorry I don’t know the technical terms).
  • Boil (or steam) the brussel sprouts for about 10-15 minutes to partially cook them.  They should be semi fork tender when they’re cooked enough (not too hard, not too soft).
  • Drain them, put them in a bowl and add the juice of one lemon and a little black pepper.
  • Toss by hand to make sure they’re all coated with lemon.
  • While the brussel sprouts are boiling (or steaming) take your raw bacon, slice it in half (the long way) then cut into (about 1 inch) pieces and put in a hot skillet.
  • Sprinkle a little black pepper and garlic powder on top and cook to your preference; I like my bacon crispy so I let it cook for a while.
  • Once the bacon is mostly cooked, add the partially cooked and coated with lemon juice brussel sprouts.
  • Cook until the sprouts start to brown/caramelize a little bit (or a lot depending on what you prefer).
  • Put the finished bacon and brussel sprouts back into the bowl and pour the juice of the 2nd lemon over the top, mix it up
  • ENJOY!