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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts Recipe


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

One of my favorite sides is brussels sprouts. Growing up, I would NEVER eat them. I had only tried them steamed which were awful. They were like tiny stinky cabbages. No thank you. My mom loved them, but the rest of my family did not.

Many many years later, I was in NYC for work and I went to dinner with my co-workers at one of Mario Batali's restaurants, Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria. Someone ordered the roasted brussels sprouts and convinced me to try it again and I was hooked.

For a long time, I would only order them out, but then I started buying them and trying new ways of cooking them. I have roasted them and sauteed them many different ways. But one of my favorites is super simple and I always have the ingredients on hand for it.

INGREDIENTS

Brussels Sprouts
A couple cloves of garlic thinly sliced
Salt
Pepper
1 Tbl. Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar (a good one. I have a few that I buy locally, but I used Big Horn (local) which you can order online)

DIRECTIONS

1. Cut off the stems of your brussels sprouts. Then chop them in half if they are on the large side. This helps them cook faster.

2. Heat your olive oil at medium heat in a saute pan. I usually just swirl the bottle a couple times in the pan.

3. Add your brussels sprouts. Stir to coat with the oil. Add in salt and pepper to your taste. Turn down your heat if they are cooking quickly. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often.
Sauteed brussels sprouts recipe

4. Once the brussels are close to being done, add in your garlic to brown. Do not burn your garlic.

5. Once the brussels are cooked to your liking (browned and semi-soft), turn down the heat to low and add in your balsamic vinegar. Start with a little and add more as you like. I usually let the vinegar cook in for about 2 to 3 minutes.
Big Horn Balsamic Vinegar
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts recipe

6. Serve and enjoy.
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts recipe

Do you love brussels sprouts?

14 comments:

  1. My sweet Mr. LOVES Brussels sprouts, the kids do not, so I could make these for a "just us' night!!! LOVE your recipe, make sure to go link-up today with the Blended blog!! Happy Tasty Tuesday!!

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    1. My husband loves them as well. And I will be sure to link up!

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  2. Ok I use to HATE brussel sprouts but as I've gotten older I LOVE them now! I was just thinking the other day I needed a good brussel sprout recipe because I bought a huge bag of them from Costco, thanks for sharing!!

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  3. These look so delicious--I'm definitely going to give this recipe a try!

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    1. Thank you. I really hope you do try it out.

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  4. We just bought frozen brussel sprouts last week since they were on sale and were wondering what the heck to do with them! My husband just popped them in the microwave and ate them bland lol.

    - Claudia
    http://www.justalittleblush.com/

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    1. Ugh. That reminds me of just steamed ones when I was a kid. No thank you. I would saute or roast them for sure.

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  5. I LOVEEEEE a good brussel sprout but can never make mine turn out good. I'm not sure why... its my struggle in life.

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  6. Yum Yum Yum. This is the best way to have them. I never had Brussels sprouts growing up and I am making up for it now!

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  7. Yum! We recently started to eat brussels sprouts here too!

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  8. YUM! I honestly NEVER had brussel sprouts growing up, but now am kind of obsessed with them. They are in my lunch today actually. I should try adding the balsamic!

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  9. We are OBSESSED with brussel sprouts! We eat them all the time, and this is exactly how I make ours, but I have never tried them with balsamic vinegar... that sounds so good! I'll have to see if I can find a good one!

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  10. I love brussels sprouts, they are so versatile and delicious!

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  11. I knew I had found a winner in my husband when on our first lunch together as co-workers we both ordered Brussels Sprouts :)

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