Dec 1
2010

Brussels Sprouts Bacon Slaw Over Rice

in Fruits & Vegetables, Main Course, Meat, Recipes by Type, Rice & Noodles

Today I’m sharing a recipe for Brussels Sprouts Bacon Slaw over on the U.S. Wellness Meats site.  But I have to warn you—this dish is highly addictive.

Warm Bacon Brussels Sprouts Slaw over steamed Japanese rice

Though many people might argue that the words Brussels sprouts and addictive do not go together, I promise that this dish will change your mind.  It’s amazing what a little pork will do for a dish!    The wonderful people over at U.S. Wellness Meats sent me a few of their meats to try out last month.  U.S. Wellness Meats is a network of farms that uses sustainable farming practices to raise grass-fed animals.  One of the items they sent me was a bag of unsliced pork bacon ends.

Uncut Bacon Bits & Ends

I decided to use a gorgeous stalk of Brussels sprouts that I had just picked up at the farmers market to make a hot slaw with the bacon ends.  Fresh Brussels sprouts are cut into thin slices then browned in bacon ends that have been chopped into pieces and heated until the most of the fat has rendered and the meat is starting to brown.  Then garlic, ginger, ponzu, and vegetable broth is added to heighten the flavors.

Stalk of Brussels Sprouts

Then came the test—feeding the slaw to the Fujilings.  I gave each of the girls a bowl of hot rice topped with the slaw and held my breath.  SUCCESS!! They inhaled that slaw.

Cooking Bacon Brussels Sprouts Slaw

So head on over to U.S. Wellness Meats to check out my fun Featured Chef profile and to get the recipe!

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Slaw

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Brian @ A Thought For Food December 1, 2010 at 4:53 pm

As I child, i never would have guessed that my favorite veggie would be Brussels sprouts… but they are. I just can’t get enough of them. Great post!

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Paula - bell'alimento December 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm

You never cease to AMAZE me! I <3 Brussel Sprouts and then you added BACON! Swoon! Why oh WHY must I live SO FAR away from YOU xoxo

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Allison December 1, 2010 at 5:00 pm

So much yum! That’s pretty similar to a side dish my aunt made for Thanksgiving, except she also added pine nuts to hers. Now I’m craving it… I’m definitely going to have to try your recipe soon. ^_^

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The Wife of a Dairyman December 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm

I just LOVE brussels sprouts and this slaw looks fantastic and it’s mouth watering to me!

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Brian - @blew December 1, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Love this!!

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Cathy/ShowFoodChef December 1, 2010 at 5:06 pm

I think I can smell that picture, but when I licked my screen it didn’t work! I love this so – heading right over there and what a great idea!

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Mrs. Jen B December 1, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Brilliant. You’re just brilliant! I read this and promptly announced to my husband that I’m making this recipe this weekend. He told me to have at it, but to not expect him to try it.

That’s fine with me – I’m sure I’ll manage to eat it all myself.

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Barbara | VinoLuciStyle December 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm

I was excited; it sounded so good. Truth is I’ve always like brussels sprouts and the idea of them in a bacon slaw mix was perfect. But then you did it. With Ponzu. Drat, the only thing I don’t have!

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Fuji Mama (Rachael) December 1, 2010 at 6:38 pm

@Barbara | VinoLuciStyle, Well if it’s only Ponzu that’s holding you back, than I can fix you right quick! Just replace it with soy sauce and a bit of lemon juice!

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Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} December 1, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Oh that looks G-O-O-D!!!
I love brussel spouts and love seeing them on the TREE :) (I know it’s a stalk, looks like a cute tree to me.
YUM bacon and on top of rice, winner-winner, not only with your little ones but me too :) Three of my favorites.
Thanks again for the rice help, I’m easily confused!

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Fuji Nana December 2, 2010 at 6:11 am

Oh yum yum YUM! I used to hate Brussels sprouts when I was young, but your dad taught me to love them. This could take my relationship with the cute little green things to a new level.

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Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite December 2, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Brussels sprouts are always better with ponzu and bacon!

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