Mustard-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Staff Writer
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
129
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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
13%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
22%
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
74µg
8%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.7%
Vitamin C
56mg
93%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.8mg
3.9%
Vitamin K
113µg
100%
Calcium
39mg
4%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
44µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
44µg
11%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
23mg
6%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
89mg
13%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
336mg
10%
Sodium
232mg
10%
Sugars, added
1g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.9%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.6%