Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Onion Jam


This recipe has to be one of my favorites thus far. Inspired by an amazing dish I tried at a local restaurant/brewery, I knew I had to make it for myself. The tangy balsamic and onion jam and savory bacon do something for brussels sprouts that I didn’t know was possible! And in true Sandra Lee form, this recipe is “Semi-Homemade”. I had ambitions to make the onion jam from scratch, but time got the best of me (and I found onion marmalade at the market 🙂 ). Next time I make this, though, it will be fully homemade. If you don’t have the luxury of a plethora of funky, local SF-style markets nearby, a simple Google search for “onion jam recipe” will get you on path to this delicious creation.

  • 12 oz. brussels sprouts, cut in quarters and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup onion jam  (homemade if possible!)
  • 3 strips thick-cut bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan, freshly grated
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Meanwhile, toss brussels sprouts in olive oil, 1/8 cup of balsamic, 1/8 cup of onion jam, salt and pepper and place in an oven-safe dish.
  3. Allow brussels sprouts to roast in oven for 35 minutes. 
  4. Add remaining balsamic, onion jam, and bacon “bits”. Give it a good toss and put back into the oven for 8-10 more minutes.
  5. Top with freshly grated parmesan and serve.
 Bon Appetit!
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