Hard Cider Steamed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Onions
We need to clear up the spelling. For years I thought it was one word 'brusselsprouts' it's actually two words 'Brussels' and 'Sprouts' separated by space. These little green orb veggies are members of the cabbage family and growing up; I didn't care much for the spelling or eating them for the matter. But I've learned to love the unique taste, whether they are sliced raw in a salad, steamed, baked, roasted or sautéed, count me in!
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1 cup traditional hard cider (Recommended: Bee Mine)
2½ - 3 cups Brussels sprouts
1 package of bacon, thinly sliced (minus a couple snacking pieces)
2 finely chopped onions
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
Start by preparing the Brussels sprouts and adding the bacon and onions in a skillet on cook over medium heat and stirring occasionally. Then in a different skillet (preferably with high sides) pour the hard cider and set over medium heat and bring to a boil.
Add the Brussels sprouts and the salt to the skillet. Cover and reduce the heat and continue to steam vegetables for about 8-10 minutes or until tender.
Drain the remaining liquid and add the onion and bacon (with some of the fat drippings or you can use butter) to the skillet and fry for a few minutes until you see seared crispy edges on the Brussels sprouts. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Pro-tip: Try adding maple syrup to add a sugary twist or topping with cranberries for a more festive look.
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