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Brown Sugar Bacon Brussels Sprouts


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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. fresh brussels sprouts
  • 5 strips bacon
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/23/4 cup low sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
  • 23 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp and remove to drain on a paper towel lined plate. (Do not drain skillet.)
  2. While the bacon is cooking, remove any wilted leaves and excess stems from the brussels sprouts and cut them in half.
  3. Sauté the brussels sprouts in the bacon drippings until they begin to brown and soften.
  4. Crumble the cooled bacon into bite sized pieces.
  5. Add garlic, lemon juice and 1/2 cup low sodium chicken stock and return bacon to the pan.
  6. Cover and stir occasionally, allowing the brussels sprouts to simmer/steam until they are fork tender. Add additional stock if necessary. My brussels sprouts were fork tender in about 30 – 35 minutes.
  7. Stir in the SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend and soy sauce and stir to coat the brussels sprouts.
  8. Allow the brussels sprouts to simmer 2 – 3 minutes more.
  9. Serve and enjoy!