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Apr 212015

                           Brussels Sprouts With Creamy Bacon Onion & Celery Sauce



Well by now, you all know Kenny and I’s love of Brussels sprouts and I have not found a way to fix them yet that we do not love. The only thing I do avoid is adding nuts as husband is not fond of nuts when mixed in certain foods and I on the other hand can eat them in about any recipe! I still think our favorite though is the shredded sprouts with the bacon and that’s why I added bacon to this older recipe from the 60’s in my Favorite Recipes From America. Onions were also not mentioned, hence add onions as we love them too! And then you serve them in this  cream sauce and it just adds even more delish to this dish…………

Brussels Sprouts With Creamy Bacon Onion & Celery Sauce
  • 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
  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.

For this recipe, I cut it in half as it is just Kenny and I and even then I had some a little leftover….Hope you enjoy!

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Feb 042015

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts BBQ Style

Saw these tasty tidbits this past weekend on Fox News and just knew that we had to try them,oh yeah!
Many moons ago, I posted a Shredded Brussels Sprouts recipe that we still love and that too, called for bacon! I was a little taken back when I picked up some sprouts at the super market and so was our wallet, told husband not to look at the price on the package as they were going for a steep price. But you all know that when you get a craving for something you just gotta have it, NOW!

I did not hear how to prepare these babies so I had to wing it and I will make an adjustment next time we splurge on these bad boys. You see, because I picked out nice big sprouts, I thought I might have to steam them first and that was a no-no as they came out a little softer than I would prefer them, hence I do not recommend using frozen sprouts. Husband of course was not disappointed as he likes all his veggies on the well cooked side and with the addition of bacon and our homemade BBQ sauce he was in hog heaven, no pun intended, ha ha! I also had to guess a little on the oven temperature and ended up kicking it up a notch to get the bacon done, of course this would depend on the thickness of the bacon you might use. So with that, let’s satisfy our tummies…….


Great for bacon lovers!

Great for bacon lovers!


Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts BBQ Style
  • Desired amount of fresh Brussels sprouts
  • Bacon
  • BBQ sauce, I used our homemade sauce
  1. Cut off bottom part of stem from the sprouts and remove any loose or damaged leaves.
  2. Place a small X in the base of the stem (this allows sprouts to cook more evenly).
  3. Wrap each sprout with a ⅓ to ½ slice of bacon depending on size.
  4. Place on a jelly roll pan lined with foil, leaving space in between to allow bacon to cook.
  5. Bake in a 350 to 375 degree oven, turning when bacon starts to brown on the bottom.
  6. Continue to bake until bacon becomes nice and crispy; brush with desired amount of BBQ sauce and continue to cook for a few minutes to heat sauce.........

What more could could you ask for, a little sweet and salty  to compliment your sprouts! We enjoyed ours with pork chops, hominy and homemade corn bread! Hope you enjoy too……………

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