Sausage Brussel Sprouts
This sausage brussel sprouts recipe is a one-dish combo of garlic, onion, sausage and brussels sprouts . Sometimes you just want something quick and easy to make for dinner. Well, this is one of my quick and easy go-to dinners that I occasionally eat with sausage. I typically do not add any additional salt with this recipe because the sausages are typically salty enough to flavor the brussel sprouts well enough. Brussels sprouts are in the cabbage family. So, if you have been wondering why they look like little miniature cabbages and kind of taste like cabbage too (as I once did), now there is no wondering why.
Brussels sprouts were initially popular in Brussels, Belgium which is where they got their name “Brussels” sprouts. However, many people drop the “s” off the end of Brussels when speaking and typing. Therefore, since the vast majority of people intentionally or accidentally drop the “s” I decided to just follow suit so everyone can find the recipes. Nevertheless, I have added the “s” in some places to help the relatively few that correctly include the “s” so they can find what they need.
So, let’s get to this miniature cabbage recipe. You can make sausage brussel sprouts with frozen or fresh Brussels sprouts. I have grown accustomed to eating them prepared both ways, but I prefer the taste and texture of the sausage brussel sprouts when the sprouts are fresh. For one thing, you can cut them in half before you cook them. And secondly, you can cook the fresh sprouts to the texture you like leaving a little crunchiness. With frozen brussel sprouts, you can not cut them in half. Therefore, you are ultimately left with mini balls of cabbage in your bowl. So, the sausage flavors and herb flavors do not have an opportunity to penetrate the brussel sprouts as well. Then too, unless you watch the pot very closely, once frozen Brussels sprouts cook, they can go from being cooked to being overcooked and on the mushy side kind of fast. So, it just all depend on how you want your sausage brussels sprouts to taste.
Sausage Brussel Sprouts
- Start by cutting the brussels sprouts in half and the onions into triangular chunks. Set aside.
- Next, slice the sausage and mince the garlic.
- Add olive oil to a medium skillet for you to start sauteing the onions and sausage.
- After about 3 minutes, add the minced garlic. Saute the garlic for about a minute before adding the brussels sprouts along with a little of the water.
- Season the brussels sprouts with black pepper and salt (as needed), reduce heat and cover with a tight fitting lid. The sausage will provide plenty of salt to this dish, so season it according to your own taste.
- Allow the brussels sprouts to steam in the water, but stir every 3-5 minutes until the brussels sprouts are the texture that you want.
This sausage brussel sprouts recipe is a one-dish meal for me. However, it can be paired with one of the low carb sides or you can make it one of your side dishes as well. So that’s all for now, I hope you enjoy eating this sausage brussel sprouts recipe as a meal or as a side.