Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Having trouble getting your family to eat their greens? Tired of hearing that chorus of groans when you announce that tonight’s dinner will be accompanied by a side of Brussels sprouts? Well, get ready to see the dreaded sprout in a whole new light with today’s HealthMarkets recipe. With just enough bacon to add a delicious burst of flavor and a topping of slightly caramelized onions, you’d better make enough for everyone to have seconds!

Ingredients

Bacon Brussels Sprouts

  • 5 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard seed
  • 2 lbs. Brussels sprouts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced thin
  • 1½ Tbsp. honey

Directions

Bacon Brussels Sprouts

  1. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add bacon, garlic, and mustard seeds, and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add in the chicken broth and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer about 10 minutes or until tender.
  4. As the Brussels sprouts cook, heat the last 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high in a separate skillet. Add the onions and sauté about 5 minutes, until golden brown. Add the honey and reduce heat to low. Stir occasionally until onions are soft and caramelized, about 6 minutes.
  5. Uncover the Brussels sprouts and cook until the liquid is reduced by half. Top sprouts with caramelized onions and serve.

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