Garlic, bacon and shallots are all you need to add intense flavor to the Brussels sprouts in this side dish that would work wonderfully with your Christmas meal!
6 slices of bacon, chopped
½ C sliced shallots
1 ½ pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
¾ C chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon, and sauté for 5 minutes or until bacon begins to brown. Remove pan from heat. Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon, reserving 1 tbsp of drippings in the pan.
Return the pan to a medium-high heat, and stir in the bacon, shallots and Brussels sprouts; sauté 4 minutes. Add garlic, and sauté for 4 minutes or until garlic begins to brown, stirring frequently. Add the chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes or until the broth mostly evaporates and the sprouts are crisp-tender; stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in salt and pepper.

Makes 6 servings; count each serving as 1 restricted vegetable and 1 fat.

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