Recipe by Bella
"This delicious twist on an underused vegetable is great as a side dish, or even as the main course. You can substitute red wine for the balsamic vinegar."
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extra-virgin olive oil
salt and black pepper to taste
1 1/2 pounds
Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
One thing to remember when using balsmic ordinaire is that it is not as sweet as aged(expensive) balsmic. We add a little sugar(old chiefs trick) to simulate the good stuff.
This has the potential to be a 5 star recipe, but for me personally the balsamic was too overpowering for the dish, I think I will tweak it a bit and would be a great recipe. I will probably omit the balsamic and the chicken stock and just sautee them in butter and then do the bacon with garlic and sauteed onions. Thanks for the start!
Never did I think I would rate a brussels sprouts recipe as 5 stars. I thought about tossing the sprouts when I got my weekly delivery of organic veggies and saw those in there. but not wanting to be wasteful I figured I would try to find a good recipe to use them in. This was a perfect recipe! I added some cooked quartered red potatoes with the sprouts during the last 10 minutes of cooking and it was so good. Be sure to use good quality balsamic. I used an 18 year aged BV that was slightly flavored with cassis which worked well.
I have always HATED Brussel Sprouts, my husband likes them so I decided to try this recipe - WOW was I sprised - I actually liked them and so did my daughter - well we have another new side dish that I will cook more often
Great recipe! Took a little longer than I had thought it would to reduce the sauce, but very worthwhile in the end. My son has always despised brussel sprouts, but he actually liked this recipe. Will definitely make again! Thank you!
This was an easy and flavorful recipe. I love using fresh, colorful ingredients like these. I didn't have any Balsamic vinegar, so I used red wine vinegar, and the flavor wasn't too overpowering. Toward the end, I also added the Cherry tomatoes pictured in the recipe photo and they added great texture and flavor. Overall this was a hit at out dinner table. We will be trying this one again!
You can be sure I'll make this again. My wife and I like Brussel Sprouts but this recipe is fantastic. We had the left overs the next night. I did add rice that I had already cooked, to the recipe. Also I did add about 1/2 tsp of sugar as mentioned by other reviewers. My wife and I give this a high five star rating. Loved it.
I thought this was an excellent recipe, with a wonderful combination of flavors. I brought it over to my in-laws for Thanksgiving and thought it might be a little too strange to be a popular dish but everyone loved it. I'm a little ambivalent about brussels, but these flavors really work to complement these strange little guys!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bella's Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 254
** Calories from Fat: 126
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