Before I forget. . . .I hope you all have a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!!! I'll post recipes after the fact, because this is the first Thanksgiving I'm actually making stuff. I'm excited! I'm thankful that you all read my little blog, and leave me comments! It makes my day to see that someone left me a comment.
I know, we're all fans of brussels sprouts here, right? I'll be honest, I don't think I've ever had them, until I got a bag full in a co-op I'm apart of. I didn't know what to do with them! So I did what I always do when I have a random something, and I'm not sure what to do. I called my dad. He's a pretty amazing source information. He told me that brussels sprouts are basically mini cabbages.
Well, all of a sudden I wasn't so scared to try them out. I eat cabbage. It's not my favorite, but it doesn't bother me. So I gave them a shot. I'm glad I did! This recipe was actually quite tasty. I wish the sauce would have thickened up a little bit, and it's better to add the bacon at the end, so it still has some crunch to it. Soggy bacon? Yeah, not high on my list of things that are tasty.
The flavor of the balsamic vinegar and garlic mix together to give this dish a wonderful flavor, that works so nicely with the sprouts and tomatoes. It's a great dish to introduce sprouts to the haters!
BALSAMIC BRUSSELS SPROUTS
Posted at: http://recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com
- 1/2 lb bacon, diced and cooked
- 2 Tbsp bacon grease, from cooking the bacon
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2-3 Tbsp sugar
- 1 1/2 lbs brussels sprouts, bottoms cut off, and cut in half or quarters
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 pkg (about 15-20) cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- optional: 1/4 onion, diced)
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