Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Sweetness from apple juice and the bacon's smoky saltiness make this dish a hit.

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Posted in , Oct 14, 2013

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Think you don't like Brussels sprouts? This just might be the recipe for you.

Ingredients

2 lbs. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 2 Tbsp. apple juice or cider
6 bacon slices, chopped salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

1. Cook sprouts in a steamer basket over boiling water in a large, covered pot until almost tender, about 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp and browned.

3. Use a slotted spoon to transfer bacon to paper towels. Drain all but 3 tablespoons drippings from skillet. Heat drippings over medium-high heat.

4. Add sprouts. Cook until tender and browned in spots, about 5 minutes.

5. Add juice. Bring to a boil, stirring gently until sprouts are coated.

6. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle bacon on top right before serving.

Serves 6 to 8.

Nutritional Information:  Calories: 70; Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 120mg; Total Carbohydrates: 9g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 4g.

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