I always find myself looking for new ways to use my leftover ham from holiday meals. The typical leftover ham meal is sandwiches or bean soup. We all tend to do the same thing and get a little sick of it. My family loves roasted brussel sprouts and we eat them quite often so why not combine the ham and brussels, bringing a tasty new leftover dish.
- 4 C halved brussels
- 1 1/2 C ham or bacon ends
- 3 Cloves of garlic minced
- 1/2 C balsamic vinegar
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- 3 T Olive Oil
- About 1 t of Salt (about 3 big pinches)
- About 1/2 t of pepper (about 2 big pinches)
In a saute pan throw in 1 T of olive oil and lightly brown up the ham or bacon ends.
On a sheet pan spread the brussels and the ham or bacon out. Sprinkle with 2 T olive oil, the minced garlic, about 2 big pinches of pepper, and 3 pinches of salt. If you are using bacon ends use a little less salt. Use your hands or spoon to mix the brussels so the seasonings are fully coating the brussels.
In a sauce pot on high heat add the balsamic vinegar and a pinch of red pepper flakes and reduce by half.
In a 500 degree pre-heated oven place the brussels in the middle to low rack and stir every 4-5 minutes. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the brussels are fork tender.
Taste the brussels to see if you need to add a little more salt and then drizzle with the balsamic vinegar. And enjoy!!!