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Braised Brussels Sprouts in Mustard Sauce

Braised Brussels Sprouts in Mustard Sauce


  • 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; saute 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.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 124 kcal cal., 4 g fat (1 g sat. fat), 499 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 5 g pro., 67 mg calcium, 2 mg iron. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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