Wow! This instapot thing is such a kitchen game changer. I can see this little pot gaining steam and soon it will be in as many homes as a slowcooker, probably more! Today I am excited to share another recipe using this fun gadget! Try this brussel sprout side dish which combines bacon with their favorite veggie pal the brussel sprout!
I hope that in sharing this recipe, you too can enjoy the simple pleasure of a perfectly cooked, slightly sweet, brussel sprout at your dinner table or even holiday table. Cooking in the instapot frees up your attention to focus on other dishes, or the main dish, and it can even keep everything warm until you are ready to serve. I don’t know about you, but getting all the meal on the table and having it all be warm, is one challenging feat! This brussel sprout side dish is a perfect accompaniment to other more complex dishes that are keeping you busy in the kitchen, or great little healthy lunch!
Brussel Sprout Side Dish with Bacon and Honey
An extreamly tasty side dish, with minimal work involved. Adding honey, bacon and a bit of habanero salt creates the perfect blend of flavors and sweetness!
In this recipe you are crisping up the bacon and brussel sprouts and then essential steaming them under pressure, to get a perfectly cooked dish in just minutes!
- 4 cups chopped brussel sprouts- I cut the butts off and sliced each one in half. Any leaves that fall off are great since they will crispy up a bit more
- 3-4 slices of bacon chopped. Roughly into 1cm by 1 cm squares
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Habanero sea salt - I get all my spices from Gneiss Spice Company
- Chop the bacon into small squares.
- In your instapot add the bacon and hit saute.
- Let the bacon cook about 7 min stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
- While the bacon is cooking trim up the brussel sprouts
- After the 7 minutes is up add the brussel sprout to the pot and continue to saute for 5 minutes. I find that the fat from the bacon goes to the outside edges of the pot since it is a bit lower. Since I was trying to crisp the veggies a bit, I left them in that area of the pot. Stir occasionally so the brussels don't burn.
- After the 5 minutes are up, add the water to the pot. Turn off the saute function and close and lock the lid in place. Make sure the pot is set to sealing.
- Hit manual and cook at high pressure for 2 minutes.
- The pot will take a few minutes to hit high pressure and then it will cook for 2 full minutes.
- When the pot beeps, carefully with a potholder or long spoon vent the pot manually.. aka a quick vent.
- Remove the veggies from the pot, drizzle with the honey and salt and mix. Serve!
- I used just a pinch of habanero sea salt since it is fairly spicy. Salt to taste!
Helpful Equipment: Instapot!
You could use a peppered bacon for this recipe and I think that would be super tasty if you like black pepper. I imagine since pressure cooking concentrates flavors, it might end up being quite peppery.
I also think adding some balsamic vinegar over the top after cooking could be quite delicious! Experiement and let me know how it turns out.
Courses Side dish
Serving Size 1/4 recipe cooked
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4 g
Total Carbohydrates 11 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Brussel Sprout Side Dish is Summery:
- Less the 30 minutes!
- Perfectly cooked with some crispy bacon bits!
- Honey and habanero salt add a bit of sweet and a kick of heat to the final dish!
- Use the Instapot’s keep warm function to make these while doing other things!
I hope you enjoy this brussel sprout side dish! This would make an amazing Sunday dinner with my perfect roast beef!
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