Some of you may make the same menu every Thanksgiving, and others like to switch it up a bit. I am sure we all have our staples of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes and what ever else is a family favorite. Here is an idea for any of you looking for a new idea for a vegetable to serve. It includes bacon, so it's sure to make everyone go after a second helping...except those vegetarians out there!!!
I have quite a few recipes to get out before the holiday, so I am going to keep it short and sweet in my upcoming posts. I have a fantastic muffin recipe coming that is perfect to include in your breakfast on Thanksgiving morning and a pumpkin tart dessert for anyone looking to do something different than a traditional pumpkin pie!!
Sauteed Shredded Brussel Sprouts
- 2 lbs fresh brussels sprouts (2 bags), cleaned and trimmed
- 4 slices of bacon (US Wellness Meats is a great place to buy bacon that is pasture raised and sugar free)
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2- 1 cup onions, diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place the brussels sprouts in a food processor and pulse until they are shredded
- In a large skillet, fry the bacon until crispy. Set aside and reserve 2 tbsp of bacon grease in the pan
- Add the onion, salt and pepper to the pan and saute until the onions are close to translucent
- Add the sprouts and the garlic and continue to saute until completely cooked (about 3-5 minutes)
- Tear the bacon into pieces and stir into the sprouts
I found myself going back for more of this...it's that good and such a different way to fix brussels sprouts. I think this would also be good with cabbage if any of you are not sprouts fans.