Rating: 4 stars
6 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 5 star values: 1

Brussel sprouts combine with bacon to create one delicious and quick-cooking side dish.

David Bonom
Recipe by Cooking Light March 2011

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John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Recipe Summary

total:
20 mins
Yield:
4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon; cook 7 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon; drain.

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  • Add thyme and onion to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth and Brussels sprouts; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Sprinkle with bacon.

  • Lemon and Pecan variation: Omit bacon; use 1 teaspoon olive oil in place of bacon drippings. Substitute 1 cup prechopped onion for sliced onion. To finish, stir in 1/4 cup chopped pecans, 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Yield: 4 servings. CALORIES 132; FAT 7g (sat 7g); SODIUM 36mg

  • Sesame, Garlic, and Ginger variation: Omit bacon and thyme; use 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil in place of drippings. Use 1 cup chopped onion; add 2 teaspoons minced ginger and 1 minced garlic clove. To finish, add 1/4 cup sliced green onions and 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce. Yield: 4 servings. CALORIES 107; FAT 4g (sat 5g); SODIUM 181mg

  • Garlic and Pecorino variation: Omit bacon; use 1 teaspoon olive oil in place of drippings. Use 1 cup prechopped onion; add 6 sliced garlic cloves. To finish, add 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons shaved pecorino Romano cheese. Yield: 4 servings. CALORIES 115; FAT 7g (sat 1g); SODIUM 156mg

Nutrition Facts

81 calories; fat 1.5g; saturated fat 0.5g; mono fat 0.1g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 6.1g; carbohydrates 13.7g; fiber 4.9g; cholesterol 4mg; iron 1.8mg; sodium 101mg; calcium 58mg.
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