Brussels Sprouts with Mango and Bacon

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Brussels Sprouts with Mango and Bacon

Yesterday, I mentioned in my BlogHer Food recap that I attended a cocktail party hosted by the National Mango Board, and that my favorite dish served were the Brussels Sprouts. They actually mailed us a copy of the recipe, along with some fresh mangos, so I made the exact dish with our dinner the other night.

In fact, our entire dinner was made up with mangos, as we also grilled bratwurst then topped them with a mango relish.  (Another recipe by National Mango Board.)  Dinner was SO good, that I had to snap a picture at least of the Brussels sprouts and share the recipe with you.

Brussels Sprouts with Mango and Bacon

This post is not at all sponsored by The National Mango Board.  I love this recipe and I love mangos!

The Brussels Sprouts and diced mango are cooked in bacon fat (yes, please!) and sweetened a bit with brown sugar.  Who can say “no” to that, even if they are Brussels sprouts?

This comes together quickly… another reason not to reject them!

Now, go, and convert to being a fan of Brussels sprouts …and mangos …and bacon.  🙂

Brussels Sprouts with Mango and Bacon

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Brussels Sprouts with Mango and Bacon

You'll like anything cooked in bacon fat ...even Brussels sprouts, right?

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, washed and sliced in half
  • 2 large mangos, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Cook bacon in a large non-stick skillet, over medium heat, until crispy (about 8 to 10 minutes). Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

Leave about 1 Tablespoon bacon fat in the pan, discard the rest. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan and cook over medium high heat until the Brussels sprouts and mango begin to brown, about 6 minutes. (Stir occasionally.)

Remove from the heat and toss in the cooked bacon. Serve immediately.

Source: National Mango Board

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  1. Definitely have done brussels with bacon, but can’t wait to add in the mango! Love it!

  2. Brussels Sprouts never looked so good!

  3. These were some dang good brussel sprouts! drooling now…nom nom nom. I think I would eat these right now cold for b-fast if I had them in my fridge.

  4. Susan Gladd says:

    Nikki, we MUST have this when we see you in a couple of weeks!!!

  5. Ooh, what a fun twist! I love that you’ve used bacon, too. I mean…brussels sprouts just aren’t right without a little bacon. 😉

  6. Who knew mangos and brussels sprouts went together. I need to try it out.

  7. I have been craving these, Nikki! I think I have to make them soon, too! Heading to read your recap posts now…so good to meet you and your family!!

  8. GORGEOUS!!!

  9. Bacon and Mango….yes 1 million times yes and I love brussels made this way. I am so inspired by this dish you have no idea!!

  10. I never thought I’d be so excited about making Brussels Sprouts!

  11. What an amazing recipe!!! I could have never imagine that combination. I will definitely try it.

  12. We have just recently gotten into Brussels Srouts here, but we can’t get enough! I LOVE this recipe! Totally going to make!

  13. What a great combination! I would have never thought to put mango, bacon and brussels sprouts together. Yummy!

  14. I don’t think I ever craved Brussels sprouts before seeing your gorgeous, scrumptious twist on them here!! These look so delicious, Nikki!

  15. This looks awesome! I never would’ve thought to pair mangos with brussel sprouts!

  16. This looks fantastic! Such a wonderful mix of flavors in here 🙂

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