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These are Brussels sprouts that will turn the haters into lovers!
1. In a large nonstick saucepan, cook the bacon over medium heat, turning it at least once and cooking until crispy and the fat has rendered, about 5-7 minutes. Set the bacon aside to drain on a paper towel, Keep the grease in the pan and keep the pan on the heat.
2. Add the red onion to the bacon fat and sprinkle with a dash of kosher salt. Cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer onion to a small bowl, keeping the pan on the heat.
3. Add 2 teaspoons olive oil and the Brussels sprouts. Cook the sprouts on high heat for about 2 minutes until starting to brown and the pan is drying up. Then add the chicken stock.
4. Cook the Brussels sprouts about 5 minutes until just tender and the broth has cooked off. Add the onions back in and toss together. Season to taste with kosher salt and black pepper.
5. Transfer to a serving dish. Crumble the bacon over the sprouts. Add the chunks of avocado.
6. In a small cup mix together the 2 tablespoons olive oil and the balsamic vinegar and drizzle over the top of the dish. Serve warm.
This is a stick-to-your-ribs, warm-you-up, side dish. This is not the conventional creamed spinach recipe that calls for tons of butter and cheese, it is low-fat and delicious. What is also great about this recipe is that it is a total “pantry” dish that is a quick go-to on a busy day.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!