Make this bacon, Brussels sprouts and chilli broth for a Boxing Day meal. Also check out more Christmas leftovers recipes.


  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 100g smoked bacon lardons
  • olive oil
  • 2 parsnips, finely diced
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • a pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 250g brussels sprouts, finely sliced
  • chilli oil (optional), to serve


  • STEP 1

    Put the onions, garlic and lardons in a large pan, drizzle with a little oil and cook for 5 minutes. Add the parsnips, thyme, chilli flakes and stock, bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Add the sprouts then simmer for another 5 minutes before serving with a drizzle of chilli oil if you like.

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