Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Brussels sprouts
  • 3 slices hickory smoked bacon*, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 Cup California raisins
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes; for garnish

Procedure

Wash, trim and quarter Brussels sprouts; arrange in microwave-safe container with 1 tablespoon water. Cover, and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp; remove with slotted spoon to drain on paper towels; set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet; add onion and cook over medium heat until tender. Then, stir in cooked Brussels sprouts, raisins, salt and pepper; toss to combine and continue to cook just until heated through. Sprinkle cooked bacon pieces on top. Turn into large serving dish; garnish with cooked bacon pieces and sprinkle with red pepper flakes, as desired.

Note: Omit bacon, and use 1 tablespoon olive oil instead of drippings for vegetarian version.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 110 (Calories from Fat 42%); Total Fat 5 ( Saturated Fat 2; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 5; Sodium 150; Potassium 317; Total Carbohydrate 13; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 9; Protein 3; Calcium 29; Iron 1;

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- James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.