Rating: 4.5 stars
354 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 219
  • 4 star values: 101
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2

I had never tried Brussels sprouts before I tasted this recipe, and immediately wondered why everyone hates them ...

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place Brussels sprouts in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover saucepan and steam 8-10 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are tender yet crisp.

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  • Melt the butter in a deep skillet, add the onions and 3 tablespoons vinegar; cook until onions brown.

  • Add the Brussels sprouts, sugar and remaining vinegar. Saute over medium heat until the Brussels sprouts are lightly caramelized.

  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with pistachios.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; protein 9.9g; carbohydrates 28.9g; fat 15.9g; cholesterol 30.5mg; sodium 92.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (254)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2011
A very good friend whose judgment I trust talked me into making these. I didn't tell her that I turned my nose up at the recipe when I read it. I didn't even like making these, and looked forward even less to eating them. Imagine my taste buds' surprise to find they liked these! Good flavor arises from the caramelization of the onions and brussels sprouts, the little bit of sugar is just enough to eliminate the bitterness brussels sprouts can have, and the roasted, salted pistachios I used were the perfect complement, both in taste and appearance. This just proves what moms like to say, that you should try something before you say you don't like it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2004
We thought this was pretty good but the whole Brussels sprout did not have a lot of flavor. I will make this again cutting the Brussels sprouts in half to absorb more flavors and add some garlic. Read More
(82)
354 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 219
  • 4 star values: 101
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2011
A very good friend whose judgment I trust talked me into making these. I didn't tell her that I turned my nose up at the recipe when I read it. I didn't even like making these, and looked forward even less to eating them. Imagine my taste buds' surprise to find they liked these! Good flavor arises from the caramelization of the onions and brussels sprouts, the little bit of sugar is just enough to eliminate the bitterness brussels sprouts can have, and the roasted, salted pistachios I used were the perfect complement, both in taste and appearance. This just proves what moms like to say, that you should try something before you say you don't like it! Read More
(193)
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2008
I like the idea behind this recipe however adding the vinegar with the onions prevents carmelization. Next time I'll carmelize the onions in butter and THEN add the vinegar. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2004
We thought this was pretty good but the whole Brussels sprout did not have a lot of flavor. I will make this again cutting the Brussels sprouts in half to absorb more flavors and add some garlic. Read More
(82)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2004
Wonderful and tasty. I used 2 pounds of frozen baby brussels sprouts rather than the 4 pounds called for. I also minced the onion and added 4 cloves of minced garlic. I steamed the sprouts until soft and then let them sit a while before serving to absorb the flavors. Got rave reviews. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2009
these were fabulous... I used regular onions and cut the recipe down to about a third of the size (it was just me and my boyfriend eating). The only thing I would change the next time I make this is to break up the leaves or even just cut the brussel sprouts in half. The middle did get a bit tender but with not that much flavor. Opening the sprouts up will allow some of the delicious flavor to get to the center. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2003
Extremely tasty with no bitterness. I use toasted pecans rather than pistachios to remind me of a similar recipe I enjoyed at Stephen Pyles' Star Canyon restaurant in Dallas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2004
this one was right on time baby! took it to church and they ate it up. shamed my husband who said "man i don't wanna be the guy who brings brussles sprouts!" HA! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2008
By far the best I've ever tasted let alone prepared myself. I used maui sweet onion and pecans instead because I didn't have red onion or pistachios. My husband even liked this recipe and he usually hates brussel sprouts. Deeeelicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2007
This was a little bit of work to prepare but it tasted so great that it was worth it. We had it for Thanksgiving and it was by far the most commented on. Read More
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