Brussels Sprout Hash with Pears and Crispy Bacon

Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite winter vegetables, and it won’t be long until they disappear from produce shelves everywhere until next fall. Get your fill of Brussels while you can by roasting them into a delicious hash dressed up with crispy bacon and sweet pears. This easy recipe makes for a satisfying side dish. Simply cook the bacon lightly to render out the fat before tossing with the Brussels sprouts, then season and roast. At the last minute, add the beautiful pear chunks and the fresh thyme and warm through. Serve this dish with my Braised Pork with Pears and Sherry Vinegar for the perfect pear-inspired winter dinner. Ingredients 5 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 ripe, colorful USA Continue reading