Brussels sprouts recipe


I can’t remember ever having Brussels sprouts so we tried a recipe that we found in Eatingwell.  Our fingers were crossed as we tried them for the first time!  Hey, anything is good with bacon, right?  Verdict: Brussels sprouts were better than I expected, although I realized that I do not like onion in recipes.
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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Onions
 
Ingredients:

  • 2.5 lbs trimmed Brussels sprouts cut in half or quartered
  • 4 slices of bacon cut into 1 inch pieces.
  • 1 Tbsp EVOO
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 tsp thyme leaves, divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
 
Instructions:
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Cook sprouts for 3-5 minutes until tender.  Drain the water out.
  • Cook bacon in microwave and blot out extra grease.
  • Heat burner to medium heat with a skillet with oil on it.  First add onion, cook till soft, not browned.  This should take 4 minutes.
  • Stir in thyme sprigs, salt and pepper.  Increase heat to medium high and add the Brussels sprouts and stir occasionally until tender and warmed through.  This should take about 3 minutes.  Remove the herb sprigs.  Add the bacon, thyme leaves and lemon juice and toss.
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This serves 10 with 3/4 c servings.

Nutritionals: Cals: 81, Fat: 3, Carb: 10, Fiber:3 , Protein: 5.