Sweet & Sour Brussels Sprouts

Sweet & Sour Brussels Sprouts

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USA WEEKEND columnist Jean Carper
Recipe by  USA WEEKEND columnist Jean Carper

“Try it. You'll like it ... These cabbage cousins, full of vitamin C, are now at the peak of their season.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings


  1. In a medium saucepan, cook Brussels sprouts in 2/3 cup boiling water until crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine oil, syrup, vinegar, mustard. Add Brussels sprouts, cashews, salt, pepper; toss.

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This was really a great recipe for Brussels sprouts. It's a great change from butter. I did not have cashews, so I made it without the nuts. I used frozen sprouts and steamed them for nine minutes. I then cut them in half before adding to the sauce. I love the balsamic in these. I was afraid they'd be too sweet, but not at all. Thanks for the great recipe. Jill



Brussel Sprouts are in season...perfect time to try this! My hubby and I just recently have started eating them (and we are over 50!) and we tried another carmelized recipe from here and we are now hooked! So so good! These are a great variation of the other one. I changed it up regarding how I cook them and you might want to try this method as well! Steam the Brussels until tender but still crisp and set aside. Saute a sweet onion in the oil using the same skillet I steamed in on med-high to brown & carmelize the onions. Then add the sprouts and continue to saute adding the vinegar. When almost done & 'roasted looking' add the maple syrup, Dijon mustard & cashews if using them plus salt & pepper to taste!



My husband and I loved this recipe, even though we both do not care for brussel sprouts. This recipe gets rid of most of the funky taste of the brussels sprouts. My kids ate them too (2 and 4 years old), but had to coaxed to eat them. This is an excellent recipe for those trying to find new ways to eat their veggies. I did have to make a couple of alterations out of necessity. I substituted toasted almonds for the cashews and had to substitute honey for half of the maple syrup. While still good, I can't wait to try again with all the original ingredients.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 236 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs
  • 23.6 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 158 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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