Tuesday night, I found myself with an empty house and a surplus of Brussels sprouts inching their way to the trash bin. My Polish heritage inspired me to rescue the mini cabbages by pairing them with pierogies. I followed my usual Sauteed Brussels Sprouts recipe. Lazy & hungry, I resorted to boiling some frozen Poppy’s Potato, Swiss, & Monterey Jack Pierogies and quickly browned them in butter. I think I just discovered a new comfort dinner!
Sauteed Pierogies & Brussels Sprouts
A tiny cabbage bloom on top of my Brussels sprout stalk.
I was pretty stoked when I came across full stalks of Brussels Sprouts! They were about 2.5 feet long with about 40 fresh tiny little cabbage heads. I appreciated their natural state and minimal packaging, plus, they’re in season! I think Brussels Sprouts are delicious and am on a quest to erase the stigma they have. If you’ve had them (or haven’t) and claim you don’t like them, it’s probably because they weren’t made with enough love. Many a friend can attest to me forcing my yummy Brussels Sprouts on them, and just as many will admit that they enjoyed them. I make sure to enhance my Brussels Sprouts with Worcestershire, Sauce Garlic, Shallots, Bacon, Sriracha, Fresh Ground Pepper, Chicken Stock & Love and sauté them to a tender caramelized finish.
Brussels Sprouts, sautéed & simmered
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts
- Fresh Brussels Sprouts – about 20 or so
- Minced Garlic – (2) T
- Shallot – (1) bulb – peeled & minced
- Bacon – (2-3) pieces, cooked & crumbled
- Worcestershire Sauce – (1) tsp
- Sriracha – (1) tsp or a quick swirl
- Chicken Stock – (1) cup
- Olive Oil
- Fresh Ground Pepper – to taste
- Rinse Brussels Sprouts, remove any browned out leaves, & cut in half lengthwise.
- Heat pan on Med-Hi and coat with Olive Oil.
- Add Garlic & Onion and cook about 4-5 min, until tender & aromatic
- Add Brussels Sprouts to pan and sauté 10-15min, tossing regularly until caramelized
- Add Bacon, Worcestershire, Sriracha, Pepper, & Chicken Stock. Sitr & bring to a boil.
- Reduce to Med-Low. Simmer until liquid reduces to a minimal amount and sprouts are tender.
- Tell me you don’t think they’re delicious!