I have a love/hate relationship with Brussels sprouts. I love the nutrients they provide and the way they look on a plate. I love the outside of the sprout when it's charred and savory. But, I hate the potent flavor when you bite into them and reach the bitter middle. I have tried several methods to disguise the taste enough to make it palatable to myself, yet still give my youngest daughter the Brussels sprouts she loves.
This recipe was my saving grace. The inspiration simply came from opening the refrigerator. I used ingredients I already had and the sprouts were frozen so this scrumptious side was pretty inexpensive. I hope your family enjoys this as much as mine did.
Total time: 40 mins (10 mins prep; 20 mins bake; 5 mins broil; 5 mins to cool)
You will need:
2 bags frozen Brussels sprouts, thawed
1/2 pack bacon (approx 6 pcs) cooked and crumbled
1 cup Ken's Vidalia onion dressing
3 tbsp spicy brown mustard
3 tbsp bacon grease
2 tsp lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste
Crushed red pepper to taste
Parsley to taste
Cut sprouts in half and lay cut side up on greased pan
Combine dressing, mustard, grease, lemon juice, and spices until smooth
Drizzle sauce over sprouts
Sprinkle bacon crumbs over sprouts
Bake at 375* for 20 minutes
Broil until brown
That's it! A retry simple recipe that your family will love. This would also be a great side dish for a holiday meal. Your guests will be pleased with the surprising flavors and you will love how easy it is to prepare.
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