Cut the bottom stems off the Brussels sprouts and then slice in half lengthwise.
Coat the bottom of a cast iron skillet with olive oil and then place Brussels sprouts cut side down. Don’t overcrowd your pan as to make sure that each piece is touching the bottom.
About halfway through when the Brussels sprouts are cooking, start your balsamic reduction. Add balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Let simmer until thick and syrup-like, about 12-15 minutes. If it hardens
Pour the balsamic reduction over the brussels sprouts and gently toss until they are well covered. Sprinkle dried cranberries and goat cheese
If you don't have a cast iron skillet you can use a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
If your balsamic reduction cools down and hardens, just heat it up again stirring continuously until it reaches the same syrup-like texture.
I bought my goat cheese already crumbled up, but if you bought it as a log make sure its nice and cold and just crumble it with a fork as you top it over the finished brussels sprouts.