Braised Brussels

Brussel Sprouts are an often over looked little gem…these adorable baby cabbages are so yummy and so good for you…especially when they are braised!  You may think you don’t like brussels, but I think you should give them another try!  When these little guys are caramelized and then braised, this amazing sweet, comforting flavor comes out and they become a very lovely side dish…one of my absolute favorites!

Braised Brussel Sprouts

1 large onion, chopped

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon salt

Olive oil cooking spray

2 lbs brussel sprouts, cut into quarters

3 cups chicken stock

In a medium sauce pan coated with cooking spray, over medium heat sautee the onions and garlic for about 3 minutes.

Add the quartered brussel sprouts and sautee until they start to caramelize (turn golden in spots).

When they sprouts and onions are tender and golden, add the salt and chicken stock.

Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for about 20 minutes.  They will get very tender and turn a slightly darker green.  I like to top mine with another sprinkle of salt…or if you want to be really fancy, some chopped bacon or prosciutto! (serves 4)