Here's a new favorite recipe of mine - quick, healthy(ish), and simple.
Braised Brussels Sprouts in Mustard Sauce
1 pounds brussels sprouts
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup minced shallots
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup water, divided
1/4 cup mustard
2 Tbsp brown sugar
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 package bacon
1.) Cook up your bacon, let it cool, then crumble it. (Cooking it until it is extra crispy makes the crumbling part easier.) Set aside.
2.) Cut off the base of each sprout, slice in half, then cut each half crosswise several times.
3.) Heat oil in large skillet and saute shallots until golden brown. Add sprouts, salt, and 3 Tbsp water from your 1/3 cup of water. Stir together, cover, cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
4.) Meanwhile, stir together mustard, sugar, and remaining water until well blended. Once sprouts have cooked 5 minutes, add mustard mixture and bacon bits, stir well, and recover. Cook an additional 3-8 minutes, depending on how soft you like your sprouts.
5.) Remove from heat, sprinkle with pepper and enjoy!
Last night I made this with some store-bought ravioli in pesto sauce and it was a HUGE success. Moses had seconds and loved the sprouts! Even daddy, who used to refuse to eat "lettuce bombs" ate a bunch. Hooray!