Orange Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

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  • 3 cup(s) Brussel sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter
  • 1 dash(es) salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 whole(s) medium onion thinly sliced lenthwise
  • 4 tablespoon(s) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) whole unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup(s) orange juice or apple cider
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • garnish with bacon bits optional


  1. 1. Trim outer leaves and stems from brussel sprouts, and discard. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, and add salt, add cleaned brussel sprouts to boiling water, and cook until tender but still bright green, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and cool quickly in ice bath. Drain well, and cut in half. 

  2. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon butter heavy skillet over medium-high heat then add brussel sprouts, and cook, tossing occasionally, until they are brown and crisp on the edges, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover with foil and set aside. . 

  3. 3. Add remaining tablespoon of butter to the same pan over medium-low heat; add onions, and cook, tossing occasionally, until wilted and transparent, about 3 minutes. 

  4. 4. Add vinegar, OJ and, stir to loosen any brown bits on bottom of pan. Cook until liquid is reduced by half and the onions are glazed, about 3 minutes 

  5. 5. Add onions to Brussels sprouts, and toss well. 

  6. 6. Garnish with fried bacon curls (optional) 

November 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by Mom2SJJ and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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