Sweet and Sour Brussels Sprouts


We love Brussels sprouts at my house, especially with lamb. This is a great do-ahead recipe.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds Brussels sprouts

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 dash ground cloves to taste

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Place Brussels sprouts in a saucepan with enough lightly salted water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook 7 to 10 minutes, or until just tender; drain.

  2. In a separate saucepan large enough to hold the Brussels Sprouts, melt the butter and cook the onion until browned. Remove saucepan from heat, and stir in the flour until smooth. Return saucepan to low heat, and continue stirring until flour is lightly browned. Gradually blend in the beef broth. Season with salt, pepper, and cloves. Stir in the brown sugar and lemon juice. Place the cooked Brussels sprouts in the mixture, and allow to simmer 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

114 Calories
5g Fat
16g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 114
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 75mg 375%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 403mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.