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Maple & Bacon Glazed Brussels Sprouts

 Maple & Bacon Glazed Brussels Sprouts
Here’s a fantastic side dish for special meals even children will love. The sweet maple syrup and smoky bacon complement the brussels sprouts perfectly.—Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove
  • to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain.
  • Meanwhile, cut an “X” in the core of each brussels sprout. In a large
  • skillet, saute Brussels sprouts in butter for 4-5 minutes or until
  • lightly browned.
  • Stir in the broth, pecans, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Uncover; cook and
  • stir 8-10 minutes longer or until Brussels sprouts are tender.
  • Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 273 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 544 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 25 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 8 g protein.