Cheesy Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Cheesy Bacon Brussel Sprouts
6 slices smoked bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 small onion, julienned

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 small tart apple, cored and chopped (Granny Smith or Fuji work well)

1 recipe basic brussel sprouts (1 lb), recipe follows

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon whole-grain Dijon mustard

1-ounce blue cheese, crumbled

Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg

Place the bacon into a 10-inch straight-sided saute pan and set over medium-high heat. Cook bacon until crisp and brown. Remove bacon and all but 1 tablespoon of the fat from the pan using a slotted spoon.

Decrease the heat to low.Add the onion and cook just until they turn semi-translucent, approximately 3 minutes. Add the salt and apple and continue to cook for another minute.

Add the brussel sprouts, heavy cream, and mustard and cook just until the brussel sprouts are heated through, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the bacon, blue cheese, and nutmeg. Serve immediately.

Basic Brussels Sprouts
1 pound brussel sprouts, rinsed
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Cut off the stem end of the brussel sprout and remove any yellowing outer leaves. Cut each sprout in half from stem to top. Place the brussel sprout, water, and salt into a 3 to 4-quart sauce pan and cover. Place over high heat and cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Remove and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings

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About Anna K Amendolare

Anna, of aka design, is a web designer and digital marketer. She contributes recipes via homeharv.wordpress.com, manages all of the email marketing for HH, and serves as webmaster for Hometown Harvest. When she is not in front of her computer, she enjoys baking, craft beer, and spinning & cycling to burn off those calories.

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