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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Onions Stir-fry

 
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Crisp yet tender Brussels sprouts quickly stir-fried with onions and bacon then brightened with a bit of lemon juice.

Yield

10

servings

Prep

7

min

Cook

22

min

Ready

34

min

Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

2 ½ pounds brussels sprouts
trimmed
4 slices bacon
cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onions
diced
4 each thyme sprigs
savory, plus 2 teaspoons leaves, divided
*
1 teaspoon salt
1 x black pepper
freshly ground, to taste
*
2 teaspoons lemon juice
optional

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

If sprouts are very small, cut in half, otherwise cut into quarters.

Cook the sprouts until just start to become tender, about 4 minutes. Drain.

Meanwhile, add bacon in a large heavy skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring, until brown but not crisp, about 4 minutes.

Remove with a slotted spoon to drain on a paper towel.

Pour out all but about 1 tablespoon bacon fat from the pan.

Add oil to the pan and heat over medium heat.

Stir in onion and cook, stirring often, until soft but not browned, reducing the heat if necessary, 3 to 5 minutes.

Stir in thyme (or savory) sprigs, salt and pepper.

Increase heat to medium-high, stir in the brussels sprouts, and cook, tossing or stirring occasionally, until tender and warmed through, 2 to 4 minutes.

Remove the herb sprigs.

Add the bacon, thyme (or savory) leaves and lemon juice, if using, and toss to coat.

Serve warm.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 135g (4.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 8035% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 602mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 120%
Calcium 4% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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