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3 Ways to Make Brussels Sprouts in Your Slow Cooker

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When shopping for super foods in the produce aisle, don't pass up the brussels sprouts. This cruciferous veggie is not only tasty, but extremely healthy as well, packed with dietary fiber, folic acid and high levels of Vitamin A and C. Plus, brussels sprouts are low in calories with one cup of cooked sprouts containing just about 60 calories.

Glazed, spiced and slow-cooked in real Vermont maple syrup, brussels sprouts make a great addition to any meal you make for dinner guests. By preparing these bite-sized green vegetables in your Crock-Pot® Lift & Serve Hinged Lid 6-Quart Oval Slow Cooker, not only do you bring out the best flavor, you can also serve them right from this slow cooker designed for easy entertaining at home.

Balsamic-Glazed Brussels Sprouts
Enhanced by the crunch of pine nuts and parmesan cheese, try out this recipe for a real sweet glaze.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese.

Directions:

  1. To make the balsamic reduction, add balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce by half and then cook for 6 to 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Place brussels sprouts in the bottom of your slow cooker, top with olive oil, salt, pepper and butter.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or on high for 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Drizzle with balsamic reduction while still warm and top with toasted pine nuts and parmesan cheese.
  5. Serve immediately.
The Crock-Pot  Lift & Serve Hinged Lid 6-Quart Oval Slow Cooker makes entertaining a breeze!The Crock-Pot® Lift & Serve Hinged Lid 6-Quart Oval Slow Cooker makes entertaining a breeze!

Maple-Dijon Brussels Sprouts
Combine the light, confectionery notes of maple with the strong, bold flavor of Dijon, toss it with brussels sprouts - and you've got a winning recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into 6 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup water.

Directions

  1. Wash and trim brussels sprouts then place them in your slow cooker.
  2. Top with butter, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, salt, pepper and water.
  3. Stir to coat all sprouts thoroughly.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours.
  5. Stir well and serve.

Bacon and Brussels Sprouts
For a heartier brussels sprouts dish, add bacon bits along with garlic and shallot.

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices center-cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced shallot
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, on both sides for about 5 minutes or until browned. Remove bacon, pat dry and reserve 1 tablespoon of drippings.
  2. Wash and trim brussels sprouts then place them in your slow cooker.
  3. Cover with shallot, garlic cloves, chicken broth, salt, pepper and bacon bits. Pour drippings on top.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or on high for 2 to 3 hours.
  5. Serve warm as a side dish to any entree.
Glazed brussels sprouts with bacon are downright delicious.Glazed brussels sprouts with bacon are downright delicious.
Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that calls for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.
 
 

 

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