I don’t remember ever eating brussels sprouts as a kid. When I first started to cook, whenever I thought of brussels sprouts, I always thought of the kind you get in the frozen section of the grocery store…and boiling them up for dinner just never sounded like a good idea to me. But when I came across some fresh ones in the produce section not too long ago, they looked so good that I just had to try them. Instead of boiling them like their frozen counterparts though, I decided to sauté mine with some sweet onions and garlic. The flavor was amazing, and I couldn’t believe how good they tasted! Now I have a new side to add to my meal rotation – and I’m looking forward to changing things up a bit and grilling them in the summer, too. If you’ve always steered clear of brussels sprouts, I hope that you’ll give this recipe a try!
- 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
- 2 slices bacon
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 brussels sprouts
In a skillet over medium heat, add the bacon and fry until browned. Remove to a paper towel to drain, and then add the onions and garlic to the pan and sauté until the onions are tender.
Quarter the brussels sprouts and add to the pan. Sauté until browned. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
Cook 2-3 more minutes and then transfer to a bowl to serve. Crumble the cooked bacon into pieces and sprinkle over the top. Serves 2 as a side.