Braised Brussels Sprouts

If your Brussels sprouts are on the small side, halve them instead of quartering so they'll cook in the listed amount of time.

Makes: 6 servings Total time: 40 minutes

COOK:
4strips thick-sliced bacon, diced4 strips
ADD:
2lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered2 lb.
12cup thinly sliced onion12 cup
DEGLAZE:
14cup unsweetened apple juice14 cup
2Tbsp. whole-grain mustard2 Tbsp.
1Fuji apple, cored and diced1 Fuji apple,
STIR IN:
4Tbsp. unsalted butter, diced4 Tbsp.
2Tbsp. cider vinegar2 Tbsp.
Salt and black pepper to taste

Cook bacon in a large sauté pan over medium heat until crisp, 7–10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate, then increase heat to high.

Add Brussels sprouts and onion to drippings and cook until sprouts begin to brown, about 5 minutes; season with salt.

Deglaze pan with apple juice, scraping up any browned bits on bottom. Add mustard, cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook sprouts until nearly fork-tender, 6 minutes. Add diced apple, cover, and cook until tender, 3 minutes.

Stir in butter, vinegar, and bacon, then season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information
Per serving: 204 cal; 12g total fat (6g sat); 27mg chol; 279mg sodium; 17g carb; 6g fiber; 6g protein