On this cool June evening I decided to cook one of my favorite vegetables…. brussel sprouts. I know many of you are thinking, “yuck”. But haven’t you heard the saying that everything is better with bacon? Well, that’s how I cook my brussel sprouts. I challenge you to try my recipe to see if you may change your mind about your attitude toward this healthy dark green vegetable that is full of fiber, vitamins, and anti-cancer nutrients.
Here are some facts about the nutritious benefits of brussel sprouts according to Wikipedia:
“Raw brussel sprouts contain excellent levels of vitamin C and vitamin K, with more moderate amounts of B vitamins, such as folic acid and vitamin B6 (USDA nutrient table, right); essential minerals and dietary fibre exist in lesser amounts (table).
Brussels sprouts, as with broccoli and other brassicas, contain sulforaphane, a phytochemical under basic research for its potential anticancer properties. Although boiling reduces the level of sulforaphane, steaming and stir frying do not result in significant loss. ”
Back to my recipe for Brussel sprouts with bacon. Here is a list of the ingredients you will need:
- 1 package of frozen Brussel sprouts
- 4 slices of bacon cut into small pieces
- 1/4 c of onion (opt.)
- 1 clove of garlic (opt.)
- 1 bouillion cube and 1 T butter melted in a cup of hot water
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 can of beef broth