I have never really cared too much for brussel sprouts until I tried the following recipe. It masked the taste of the brussel sprouts which I kind of find bland. Easy to prepare and delicious.
12 oz. slab bacon, cut into matchsticks
1. Heat slab bacon and olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp and fat is rendered, about 15 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain, and pour off all but 2 tbsp. bacon drippings.