Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Brussels Sprouts COULD Become my Favorite Vegetable! (recipe)

Tonight's supper was excellent! I have a freezerful of pork tenderloin that we had sliced into 3/4" slices by the butcher. I fried a few slices on our griddle, greased with bacon fat, and seasoned them with just some onion/garlic/chili powders and sea salt.

I did a "seat of the pants" brussels sprout dish to go with them. Here is what I did.

2T bacon fat
1/2 red onion, sliced into "slivers"
about 30 thawed, previously frozen brussels sprouts, halved
1/4 tsp. nutmet
1/4 tsp. sea salt
2T balsamic vinegar

First I cooked the onion in the bacon fat until the edges started to brown, then I stirred in the brussels sprouts. When they were tender (and the onions were quite brown, like I like them!) I stirred in the remaining ingredients, stirring in the fat over high heat until most of the liquid had evaporated and there was just a couple of spoonsful of "sauce" left in the bottom.

These were AMAZING! And so simple, and so cheap!

Let me just say here that I have never been a fan of brussels sprouts. I would eat 3 or 4 with a meal but that was my limit. Tonight, I even had SECONDS! Really really excellent! :)

At 1.5gN each, that's a little carby. Add in the 4 gm carbs from the balsamic vinegar and the 5gN from the onion and we're talking about 55gN here. I ate about 1/3 of the whole amount, for maybe 20gN. The meat had a low amount of carbs from the seasonings also - but just over maybe 20gN for a meal - yeah, that's fine with me...especially for a meal that was SO GREAT!


  1. I've been wanting to try brussel sprouts, I just don't know if I'll like it.

  2. Hi - followed a link back...

    I LOVE Brussels sprouts - I'm moving into an apartment next week and I'm planning a container garden on the balcony - including a couple of Brussels sprouts plants.

    (I added your site to this blog to both of my low carb blogs)

  3. Thanks Ellen I appreciate that! I put yours on my blog roll the day I discovered it, such great information you post there, I love it! Great job :).

  4. Veronica I think if you try them this way you will appreciate them. I have a brussels sprouts story I will have to relate sometime...but I've always been put off by the Give'ir rather strong flavor. I love all of the cruciferous vegetables but these never appealed. Another way I like them (not love them) is just fried up with bacon and onions...but then when I made these, I realized I had been missing out! Let me know if you try it ok?

  5. OK, I'll get the courage to try them one day, lol