Mustard-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Mustard-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
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A staple pantry item becomes the star of the show in this recipe when the Brussels sprouts are glazed with mustard. Bacon is an obvious addition, and balances the spice of the mustard with its salty flavors. 

6
Servings
214
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 20  Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 3  Tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 1  Cup  thinly sliced red onions
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped and cooked bacon
  • 2  Teaspoons  sugar
  • 1/2  Cup  chicken stock
  • 3  Tablespoons  whole-grain mustard
  • 1  Tablespoon  red-wine vinegar
  • 1  Teaspoon  chopped thyme leaves

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Blanch the halved Brussels sprouts for approximately 3 minutes, so that they are cooked through but not mushy.  Remove the sprouts from the boiling water and place into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain. The Brussels sprouts should be tender and bright green.

Next, melt the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft.  Add the bacon and sugar; continue cooking for another 30 seconds or until the sugar melts and begins to turn a caramel color. Add the Brussels sprouts and deglaze with the chicken stock. Reduce by 1/2. Add the mustard, vinegar, and thyme. Stir to combine. Serve immediately. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
18g
14%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
22mg
2%
Choline, total
25mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
72mg
10%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
305mg
20%
Water
37g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Mustard Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Mustard Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.