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Brussel Sprouts in Bacon and Garlic Sauce

 
One serving costs about $1.11

$1.11 per serving

13 people like this recipe

13 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

2 gluten-free,gluten free side dish
spoonacular Score:61%

Spoonacular Score: 61%

 

Brussel Sprouts in Bacon and Garlic Sauce is a gluten free side dish. One serving contains 127 calories, 6g of protein, and 7g of fat. This recipe serves 2 and costs $1.11 per serving. This recipe from Foodista has 13 fans. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly roughly 45 minutes. Head to the store and pick up butter, salt, garlic, and a few other things to make it today. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 62%. This score is solid. Similar recipes are Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, and Feta Garlic Brussel Sprouts.

Ingredients

Servings:
2.84 cups
2.84 cups whole brussel sprouts
whole brussel sprouts
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
4 cups
4 cups water
water
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp salted butter
salted butter
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp garlic
garlic
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp bacon bits
bacon bits
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps salt and pepper
salt and pepper
1 tsp
1 tsp lemon juice
lemon juice
2.84 cups whole brussel sprouts
2.84 cups
whole brussel sprouts
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
4 cups water
4 cups
water
1 Tbsp salted butter
1 Tbsp
salted butter
1 Tbsp garlic
1 Tbsp
garlic
1 Tbsp bacon bits
1 Tbsp
bacon bits
0.25 tsps salt and pepper
0.25 tsps
salt and pepper
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp
lemon juice

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
stove
stove
frying pan
frying pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
stove
stove
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Wash 250g of brussel sprouts. Remove any old hard out leaves. Bring 4 cups of water to the boil and add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add the brussel sprouts to the boiling water and leave to boil at medium heat for 4 minutes or until sprouts are tender but still crunchy. Drain the brussel sprouts. Return the saucepan to the hot stove and add 1 tablespoon of butter. While the butter is melting, cut the brussel sprouts in half. Add 1 tablespoon of minced garlic to the melted butter. Saut for a few seconds till garlic is fragrant but not brown. Return the cut brussel sprouts to the saucepan. Toss the brussel sprouts lightly in the garlic-butter sauce. Add 1 tablespoon of bacon bits. I keep a jar of ready to use bacon bits in the fridge at all times for this dish (and for my Mushroom Delight dish). You can also use freshly pan fried and crumbled bacon, but I like to cook this fast. Season to taste with salt and pepper. I always use Masterfoods Garlic Pepper to season my dishes. A few shakes of this and its done. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (about 1 teaspoon). Toss everything together. Serve with some fresh lemons on the side for extra tangy flavour, if preferred. You can also garnish with some toasted almond flakes.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.11
Ingredient
250 grams whole brussel sprouts
1 tablespoon salted butter
1 tablespoon garlic
1 tablespoon bacon bits
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Price
$1.66
$0.12
$0.18
$0.23
$0.03
$2.22

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

Cooking Tips

  • Brussels sprouts should be tight and firm without any yellow leaves. Store in the fridge for up to a week. To prepare, cut off the stems and remove any bruised leaves.

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
127 Calories
5g Protein
6g Total Fat
13g Carbs
13% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
127
6%

Fat
6g
11%

  Saturated Fat
3g
24%

Carbohydrates
13g
5%

  Sugar
2g
3%

Cholesterol
15mg
5%

Sodium
1040mg
45%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
5g
11%

Vitamin K
221µg
211%

Vitamin C
108mg
132%

Manganese
0.49mg
25%

Vitamin A
1117IU
22%

Fiber
5g
21%

Folate
81µg
20%

Vitamin B6
0.33mg
16%

Potassium
511mg
15%

Vitamin B1
0.2mg
14%

Iron
1mg
10%

Phosphorus
101mg
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
10%

Copper
0.2mg
10%

Magnesium
38mg
10%

Calcium
80mg
8%

Vitamin B2
0.12mg
7%

Vitamin B3
1mg
5%

Zinc
0.7mg
5%

Vitamin B5
0.42mg
4%

Selenium
2µg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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