Brussel Sprouts in Bacon and Garlic Sauce

Gluten Free
Health score
12%
Brussel Sprouts in Bacon and Garlic Sauce
45 min.
2
127kcal

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Ingredients

  • 250 brussels sprouts whole
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt 
  • cups water 
  • tablespoon butter salted
  • tablespoon garlic minced
  • tablespoon bacon bits 
  • 0.3 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
  • teaspoon juice of lemon 

Equipment

  • frying pan
  • sauce pan
  • stove

Directions

  1. Wash 250g of brussel sprouts.
  2. Remove any old hard out leaves.
  3. Bring 4 cups of water to the boil and add 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  4. Add the brussel sprouts to the boiling water and leave to boil at medium heat for 4 minutes or until sprouts are tender but still crunchy.
  5. Drain the brussel sprouts.
  6. Return the saucepan to the hot stove and add 1 tablespoon of butter.
  7. While the butter is melting, cut the brussel sprouts in half.
  8. Add 1 tablespoon of minced garlic to the melted butter. Saut for a few seconds till garlic is fragrant but not brown.
  9. Return the cut brussel sprouts to the saucepan. Toss the brussel sprouts lightly in the garlic-butter sauce.
  10. Add 1 tablespoon of bacon bits. I keep a jar of ready to use bacon bits in the fridge at all times for this dish (and for my Mushroom Delight dish). You can also use freshly pan fried and crumbled bacon, but I like to cook this fast.
  11. Season to taste with salt and pepper. I always use Masterfoods Garlic Pepper to season my dishes. A few shakes of this and its done.
  12. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (about 1 teaspoon).
  13. Toss everything together.
  14. Serve with some fresh lemons on the side for extra tangy flavour, if preferred. You can also garnish with some toasted almond flakes.

Nutrition Facts

Calories127kcal
Protein16.16%
Fat44.81%
Carbs39.03%

Properties

Glycemic Index
56
Glycemic Load
2.43
Inflammation Score
-8
Nutrition Score
18.114347826087%

Flavonoids

Eriodictyol
0.12mg
Hesperetin
0.36mg
Naringenin
4.15mg
Luteolin
0.41mg
Kaempferol
1.09mg
Myricetin
0.06mg
Quercetin
2.48mg

Nutrients percent of daily need

Calories:127.11kcal
6.36%
Fat:6.98g
10.75%
Saturated Fat:3.82g
23.89%
Carbohydrates:13.69g
4.56%
Net Carbohydrates:8.49g
3.09%
Sugar:2.86g
3.17%
Cholesterol:15.05mg
5.02%
Sodium:1034.63mg
44.98%
Protein:5.67g
11.34%
Vitamin K:221.81µg
211.25%
Vitamin C:108.53mg
131.55%
Manganese:0.49mg
24.53%
Vitamin A:1117.94IU
22.36%
Fiber:5.2g
20.79%
Folate:81.53µg
20.38%
Vitamin B6:0.33mg
16.38%
Potassium:511.8mg
14.62%
Vitamin B1:0.2mg
13.58%
Iron:1.85mg
10.3%
Phosphorus:101.85mg
10.18%
Vitamin E:1.51mg
10.07%
Copper:0.2mg
9.76%
Magnesium:38.12mg
9.53%
Calcium:79.84mg
7.98%
Vitamin B2:0.12mg
7.18%
Vitamin B3:1.02mg
5.1%
Zinc:0.69mg
4.63%
Vitamin B5:0.42mg
4.21%
Selenium:2.9µg
4.15%
Source:Foodista