Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Believer Double Red Ale
A quick and hardy dish. This savory saté is the perfect compliment to any meal. The bacon adds a nice smokey flavor balanced by the sweetness of maple syrup and Believer. This dish makes it hard for anyone not to eat their veggies!
- 4 cups Brussels sprouts
- ½ cup Ninkasi Believer Double Red Ale
- 6 strips of bacon
- ½ stick of butter-cut into cubes
- 1 or 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/3 cup onion minced
- 2 tbs. Dijon mustard
- 2 tbs. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. fresh thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
Rinse the Brussels sprouts and let dry in colander or on a dry cloth. If the sprouts are not uniform in size, consider cutting the largest ones into halves or quarters so they cook evenly.
Cut the bacon strips into ¼ inch cubes. In a large sauté pan cook the bacon on medium heat until and cook until crisp. Remove bacon and pat dry with paper towel and set aside for later, leaving the bacon fat in the pan.
Add butter, garlic, onions, and thyme to the bacon fat and sauté until translucent. Add Brussels sprouts and stir until all the sprouts are covered. Add the Believer and deglaze the pan. Stir in the Dijon mustard and maple syrup and cover allowing the whole to steam for about 30 seconds. Remove the lid, add the bacon and let it reduce into a caramelized sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat and serve. Serve!