Are you familiar with the Food Network star, Guy Fieri? He is probably most well-known for his show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives where he travels the country, stopping at small eateries that are frequented by the locals because of the fabulous comfort foods they serve.
But Guy has a few other shows where he does the cooking himself. I saw him make these Brussels sprouts on his show called Guy’s Big Bite, and I thought they looked really good, so I decided to give them a try. They are delicious. I mean they have a half a pound of bacon in them! And onions and Parmesan cheese, too! Enough said! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Recipe by Guy Fieri/Adapted by Winner Dinners
1 pound of Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, loose leaves removed
1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1/2 pound bacon, thinly cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1-1/2 cups diced yellow onion
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Place the Brussels sprouts in a pot, cover with water, and add 1 teaspoon of salt. Put the pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Let boil until the Brussels sprouts are just fork tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, drain sprouts, and run cold water over them. Drain again and let cool completely. Cut the Brussels sprouts into 1/4-inch lengthwise slices and set aside.
Put the bacon in a medium saute pan, and cook until just crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Set aside. Cook the onions in the bacon fat for about 5 or 6 minutes. Then drain off the excess fat. Add the Brussels sprouts and saute for 3 to 4 more minutes. Season with freshly cracked pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add the bacon and Parmesan cheese. Continue cooking for another minute or until heated through.