1 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
4 slices bacon
2 tbsp butter
1 shallot, sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 -2 tsp balsamic vinegar
Cook bacon on medium heat until crisp, and remove from pan. Let drain, then chop.
With the bacon drippings, add butter and shallots. Cook over medium high heat for 1 minute. Add Brussels sprouts and cook for about 8 minutes more, or until browned. Add the garlic, chopped bacon and balsamic vinegar to pan. Cook for 1 minute and serve immediately.