Braised Brussels Sprouts in Mustard Sauce
Braised Brussels Sprouts in Mustard Sauce

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This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Serves: 4
  • Start to Finish: Less than 1 hour
  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Cook: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 124
  • 499mg Sodium
  • 20g Carbs
  • 5g Fiber
  • 4g Fat
  • 1g Saturated Fat
  • 9g Sugars
  • 5g Protein
  • 67mg Calcium
  • 2mg Iron
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  • 1 pound brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup minced shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/3 cup water, divided
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Freshly ground black pepper



1. Cut off the base of a sprout with a sharp knife. Slice a piece from one side of the sprout. Place it cut side down and cut it crosswise into about 5 slices. Repeat with all the sprouts.
2. Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium for 1 minute. Add olive oil and swirl to coat skillet. Add shallots; sauté for 2 minutes.
3. Stir in sprouts, salt (if using), and 3 tablespoons water; spread everything evenly across the pan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, combine mustard, brown sugar, and remaining water in a small bowl; stir until blended. Once sprouts have cooked for 5 minutes, pour mustard mixture over them and stir. Reduce heat to low, cover, cook for 3 minutes, then stir. Remove from heat or, if you prefer, cook for 5 minutes more—the sprouts will get browner and more intensely flavored.
5. Serve hot or warm with black pepper.

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