Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Dressing

    • 1 1/4 pounds Brussels sprouts
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 4 ounces bacon, sliced
    • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    1. Slice each Brussels sprout in half, cut each half into into strips, and discard the cores. Transfer to a large bowl.
    2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir bacon until browned and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in cider vinegar, lemon juice, and brown sugar. Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste. Increase heat to high and boil for 1 minute.
    3. Pour hot bacon mixture over the bowl of Brussels sprouts and toss to coat completely. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.