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; Bacon-Braised Brussels Sprouts Recipe courtesy Tyler Florence Prep Time:20 minInactive Prep Time:–Cook Time:30 min Level: Easy Serves: 4 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, washed,and cut in half 4 ounces (about 1/2 cup) bacon, cut into small squares 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed, plus 2 cloves, roughly chopped 4 sprigs thyme, plus 2 sprigs thyme, leaves only, chopped 2 cups low-sodium chicken stock Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1 cup panko bread crumbs 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves only, chopped Extra-virgin olive oil Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Take a large pan and set over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until fat renders 2 to 3 minutes. Add the smashed garlic clove, thyme sprigs and Brussels sprouts and cook gently until slightly caramelized. Add stock and reduce heat to a simmer. Season with salt and a little pepper, cover and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes until tender. Remove lid and add a splash of vinegar and reduce until syrupy, 2 to 3 minutes. After Brussels sprouts are done cooking, put them in oven safe dish. In sheet tray and toss bread crumbs with rosemary, thyme leaves and chopped garlic, then drizzle with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture and Parmigiano over Brussels sprouts and bake in a hot oven until golden and crispy. Printed from FoodNetwork.com on Tue Nov 30 2010© 2010 Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved Advertisement will not be printed

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