Monday, September 14, 2009


Brussels sprouts are such a forgotten vegetable. They can be a little boring, too. But this recipe, rated 4 forks with stellar reviews, from one of my favorite websites brings them alive. I tweaked the original, subbing apple juice concentrate for the sugar and using onion and garlic in place of shallots (which I didn't have at the moment). The usual bitter flavor of the brussels sprouts is totally subdued by the sweet apple and onion. These are absolutely delicious. Try this recipe, and you will fall in love with brussels sprouts.....honest.
Brussels Sprout Hash With Caramelized Onions
Adapted from Epicurious
Rating: 10 out of 10
Printable Recipe
INGREDIENTS: 4 Tbsp. Smart Balance 50/50 butter blend (or butter, if preferred), divided
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
coarse sea salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp. cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. apple juice concentrate
8 oz. brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved, cut into 1/8" slices
Saute onion, garlic, salt and pepper in 1 Tbsp. SB over medium heat in small fry pan till golden, about 10 minutes. Add vinegar and apple juice concentrate; stir about 3 minutes, or till onions are caramelized.
Heat 2 Tbsp. SB in medium-large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sprouts; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute till brown at edges, about 6 minutes. Add 1 cup water and remaining 1 Tbsp. SB. Saute till most of water evaporates and sprouts are tender but still bright green, about 3 minutes. Add onions; taste to adjust seasonings, adding more salt/pepper if needed.
Yield: 4-5 servings


Sunflower Sue said...

I love Brussel Sprouts. But you are right, they are a little boring. This sounds really good. I am going to have to try it.

Juliana said...

Yummie, I rarely buy brussel sprouts...due to "don't know how to cook it", I'll definitely try your way, looks delicious with the caramelized shallots :-)

Velva said...

I love brussel sprouts! Soon it will be that time of year when they are readily available.

Thanks Judy for commenting on my blog. I really like your blog! I am now a follower.

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

My Dad wishes I would fall in love with brussels sprouts - he loves them and I don't. But this does sound really good - I bet the apple takes away that bit of bitterness they sometimes have.

Coleen's Recipes said...

I JUST bought some beautiful brussel sprouts and on the way home I was planning to try and find a NEW recipe for them...your a mind reader!! I'm anxious to try this.

Judy said...

Velva, I am following you too, and like your blog a lot.

teresa said...

this looks wonderful, i love the carmelized onions!

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Debbie said...

Oh they sound wonderful. I'm not that big on brussel sprouts but these sounds great!

Kerstin said...

I'm not a Brussels sprout fan, but my hubby loves them. They are just too bitter for me, but maybe I would like them this way! Caramelized onions make everything better :)

MC said...

This looks amazing, I love anything with caramelized onions!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I love love love brussel sprouts. I usually roast them but I'll give your recipe a try.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner