Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Brussels Sprouts (5 cups)
on a baking sheet, including any of the loose leaves. Cut the
Pancetta (1/2 cup)
into 1/2-inch dices and add to the pan. Add the
Olive Oil (1/4 cup)
Kosher Salt (1/2 tsp)
Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1/2 tsp)
and toss with your hands. Spread out the mixture in a single layer.
Roast the brussels sprouts until they’re tender and nicely browned and the pancetta is cooked, 20 to 30 minutes, tossing once at the 20-minute mark.
Balsamic Vinegar (1 Tbsp)
in a small saucepan or frying pan and simmer gently until it is reduced by half and looking syrupy — be careful here! Err on the side of under reducing — once the balsamic starts thickening, it can burn quickly. At the first sign of the balsamic getting too thick or dark, transfer it to a small bowl.
Remove pan from the oven, drizzle immediately with the balsamic vinegar and toss again. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve hot.