Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic, and Shallots

Photo: Charles Masters
Garlic, bacon and shallots are all you need to add intense flavor to the Brussels sprouts in this easy, 5-ingredient side-dish recipe.

Yield:

Serves 6 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 16 Minutes
Total: 16 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 90
Fat 2.4 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Monofat 0.6 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 6.7 g
Carbohydrate 13.5 g
Fiber 4.5 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 263 mg
Calcium 60 mg

Ingredients

6 slices center-cut bacon, chopped
1/2 cup sliced shallot (about 1 large)
1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3/4 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon, and sauté for 5 minutes or until bacon begins to brown. Remove pan from heat. Remove the bacon from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in pan (discard the remaining drippings).

2. Return pan to medium-high heat, and stir in bacon, shallot, and Brussels sprouts; sauté 4 minutes. Add garlic, and saute for 4 minutes or until garlic begins to brown, stirring frequently. Add the chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes or until the broth mostly evaporates and the sprouts are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in salt and pepper.

Note:

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David Bonom,

November 2011