This is one of our favorite vegetable recipes, and it’s perfect for the Fall season. Even if you haven’t cared for Brussel sprouts in the past, this dish may be the one to change your mind. For the weight loss food plan, just count it as one serving of vegetable and ½ a serving of fat, as the protein from the turkey bacon will be negligible. Remember not to substitute conventional turkey bacon in this recipe!
3 slices Applegate Farms organic turkey bacon, chopped
1½ Tbs. organic coconut, avocado or macadamia nut oil
1 shallot or ½ small red onion, chopped
1-1/2 lbs. Brussel sprouts (trim bottom and cut in half)
Pink Himalayan sea salt & fresh-ground pepper, to taste
1 cup organic chicken broth
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper (optional)
Brown turkey bacon in ½ Tbs. oil in a stainless-steel skillet over medium-high heat. Remove and set aside. Add 1 Tbs. oil and sauté chopped onion for two minutes. Add Brussel sprouts, browning on one side, then stirring. Season with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper (if using). Add broth, bringing to a light boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Cook 10 minutes or until tender. Stir in turkey bacon bits and serve.