Buttery Caramelized Brussels Sprouts are not your Mom’s brussel sprouts. I remember the few times we had brussels sprouts when I was growing up, my Dad, my brother and I just moved them around the plate. I think my Mom was the only one who really liked them.
It was many years after moving out of my parents house, that I tried the little “baby cabbages” again. I happened to be in a large grocery store and they were demonstrating a great recipe. The recipe had pancetta, onion and some great herbs and spices in it. I tasted it and fell in love. I quickly purchased all the ingredients and went home and cooked it up for dinner that night.
This Buttery Caramelized Brussels Sprouts recipe came together from a combination of three of four recipes that I have read about and/or cooked in the past. Isn’t that the way most of us create in the kitchen? I think the recipe came out perfectly! A new item that I used was Star Butter Olive Oil. I happened to notice it when I was at Walmart, purchasing my groceries for the week. The butter oil gave the vegetable dish a great touch of butter taste and caramelized the onions to perfection.
My family loved this side dish and I feel pretty certain that it will be added to our Thanksgiving dinner. A great thing about this dish is the simplicity of it. Don’t let that fool you though, the flavor is earthy and buttery and just plain delicious.
- 2 pounds brussels sprouts
- 1/4 cup Star Butter Olive Oil
- 1 onion, sliced thinly
- 1/4 cup red wine (or red wine vinegar)
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Peel off a couple of leaves from the brussels sprouts. Trim the ends off, slice them in half and place them in a pot with about 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and steam for about 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
- Meanwhile, place the Star Butter Olive Oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and 3 tablespoons of the red wine. Cook until golden.
- Add the brussels sprouts, sugar and remaining red wine. Sauté over medium heat until brussels sprouts are lightly caramelized. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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