From the Yum Files: Dijon Bacon Brussel Sprouts

We had book club last week at one of more frequent haunts.  A friend ordered a dish I hadn’t tried before and it came with “creamy dijon bacon shallot brussel sprouts”.  One taste and I was already trying to figure out how to make this deliciousness at home.  A quick Google search led me to a recipe on The Freckled Foodie blog and I decided this was a perfect starting point.

As I’m the queen of shortcut cooking, I headed off to Trader Joe’s to get the necessary ingredients:

  • 1 bag of shaved brussel sprouts
  • 3 slices of turkey bacon, roughly chopped (raw)
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp dijon whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp of olive oil

The directions are fairly straightforward, even for the cooking-challenged:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.

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Combine the brussel sprouts and shallots in a large bowl.

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Add the bacon.

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Combine the melted butter, garlic and mustard.

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Mix well.

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Spread evenly on your prepared pan.

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Bake for 30-35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so until it starts to brown and crisp.

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Serve in whatever way suits your fancy. I went with a pan seared filet.

Ta da!  Easy, healthy deliciousness.

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