Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Onions
I LOVE this recipe this time of year! Not only is it a good comfort food (nothing more comforting than bacon) but the health benefits of brussels sprouts are AWESOME!
Cruciferous vegetables are great for detoxing and are high in several vitamins including Vitamins K and A. They have also been liked to cancer fighting properties as well! They are also a surprisingly good source of protein.
You'll love these brussels sprouts and especially love how easy they are to make!!
This recipe yields about 4 servings keep in mind this is a higher fat dish and is very filling so keep the serving sizes smaller.
4 bacon slices, finely chopped
2 ounces yellow onion, diced
1 pound Brussels sprouts, stems removed and quartered
1 clove garlic (or more if you like it)
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
- In large skillet, cook bacon and onions until cooked through (about 10 minutes).
- Remove from skillet and set on a paper towel to absorb any extra fat.
- Using the same skillet, add Brussels sprouts and garlic saute until lightly browned. (You'll brown them again so don't over do it!)
- Add the water and vinegar to the hot pan. Give it a quick stir and make sure to deglaze the bottom of the pan and get all those yummy burnt bits off the bottom.
- Cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes. (If the water gets too low just add a little more)
- Uncover and simmer until liquid evaporates and sprouts begin to brown more, stirring frequently.
- Remove from heat and stir in bacon and butter.
- Salt and Pepper to taste
165 Calories per serving
7.8g Usable Carbs (not fiber)