Brussels Sprouts With Creamy Bacon Onion & Celery Sauce
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Ingredients
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 2 quarts Brussels sprouts
  • 2-1/4 cups of water
  • 1 teas salt
  • ¾ cup diced onion
  • ¾ cup diced celery
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp bacon grease
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • Milk
  • ½ teas white pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon until crisp, drain and crumble, reserving 2 tablespoons of the drippings.
  2. Trim off bottom of Brussels sprouts and remove any discolored leaves; cut x in stem part for more even cooking.
  3. Steam sprouts until desired tenderness, drain and set aside.
  4. Add the salt to the 2-1/4 cups water, bring to a boil and add the celery and onions, cook until tender, drain and reserve water.
  5. Melt the butter with the bacon drippings and blend in the flour.
  6. Combine the celery water with enough milk to measure 3 cups and slowly add to the flour mixture.
  7. Cook until smooth and thick, stirring constantly.
  8. Add the celery, onion, bacon, pepper and Brussels sprouts and continue to heat for a few minutes to reheat the veggies.
Recipe by Cooking With Mama at http://cooking-with-mama.com/2015/04/21/brussels-sprouts-with-creamy-bacon-onion-celery-sauce/