Braised Brussels Sprouts with Red Grapes

Ingredients:

  • 2  slices smoky bacon cut into small pieces
  • 2 shallots sliced thinly
  • 3 cups fresh Brussels sprouts (I quartered them, but feel free to peel them or shred them if you need to hide them from your family)
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 cup of red seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 cup of chicken broth (boxed is fine by me)
  • Salt and pepper to taste (yes, you still have to taste)

In a large sauté pan, over medium heat cook the bacon until almost crispy.  Add the sliced shallot and cook for 2 minutes.  Add the quartered Brussels sprouts and garlic and continue to cook for 2 or 3 minutes.  Add the grapes and the white wine.  Cook for about 5 minute until most of the liquid is gone.  Add the chicken stock.  Return to a boil turn heat to low, cover and simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed and the sprout stems are tender, around 20 minutes.  Taste, season, taste again, season again, repeat if necessary, enjoy.

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