Charred Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Cheese

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Charred Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Cheese

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Fun entree made with a Bernzomatic torch


1/2 cup bacon, cut into wide strips
4 cup brussels sprouts, trimmed and split
2 shallots, peeled and sliced into rings
½ tsp. thyme, picked and chopped
1 cup gruyere or white cheddar cheese, grated
Kosher salt
Fresh ground black pepper
Bernzomatic torch


  1. Slowly render bacon in a large saute pan over medium heat, until just getting crispy, remove from heat.
  2. Blanch the Brussels sprouts in salted, boiling water for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Shock in a bowl of ice water; when cool, remove and dry on paper towels.
  4. Place Brussels sprouts on a large uncoated cookie sheet and using a Bernzomatic torch, toast and char all over, reserve.
  5. Place bacon pan back on medium heat, add Brussels sprouts and shallot rings, cook for 4-5 minutes to soften shallots and combine.
  6. Season with salt, pepper and thyme.
  7. Spoon into a heat proof serving dish, then top with grated cheese.
  8. Toast and melt cheese with Bernzomatic torch until golden brown.
  9. Serve.

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