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Quick Brussels Sprouts and Red Pepper Sauté

Quick Brussels Sprouts and Red Pepper Sauté ~ A side dish that comes together in mere minutes that compliments any entree. Quick Brussels Sprouts and Red Pepper Sauté ~ A side dish that comes together in mere minutes that compliments any entree  ~ The Complete SavoristI am going to whine/ramble for this post.  Feel free to just skip to the recipe.

Colds, respiratory infections, another cold, sinus infections, colds again.  Can we just get healthy here? Please?My getting sick is my own fault.  I worked too many hours, didn’t get the sleep I needed, and the biggest aspect, I wasn’t taking my supplements (vitamins) the way I was supposed to.  I have to take a huge handful each day in order to stay healthy and well, alive.  My gastric bypass was extreme in that I basically live in a constant state of malnourishment due to the inability to absorb some of the live-sustaining vitamins and minerals in our food.  But if I take my supplements every day like a good girl, I am as healthy as can be, near bullet proof for colds and such.

I ran out of most of what I take and money being tight, I foolishly opted to buy supplements at my local drug store versus buying those specially formulated to my absorption issues.  At first I thought the vitamin company was just a racket, why can’t I just take an iron pill that I can buy at Walmart? Yeah, not a racket.  I need them.  Taking the drug store kind has made both my susceptibility to iron and B-12 anemia flair up, resulting in a lowered immunity, meaning I keep getting sick.  I am sure I would be a lot sicker if I hadn’t been at least taking the drug store stuff.Quick Brussels Sprouts and Red Pepper Sauté ~ A side dish that comes together in mere minutes that compliments any entree  ~ The Complete SavoristSo basically this post is about me being mad at me for not taking care of me! Now to my daughter.  She’s on cold number 3 since Thanksgiving. Poor thing.  Between school, daycare, playdates, germs everywhere. I was a mean mommy this morning and made her go to school with a cold, but don’t worry, she repaid me.  I’ll spare you the details since this is a food blog and I you’re about to look at a recipe.

Speaking of recipe, maybe I should move along to this Quick Brussels Sprouts and Red Pepper Sauté now. Enough whining.  Feel free to chastise me about the vitamin issue, I deserve it.

The other night when I remade my beef stroganoff dish, I needed a veggie to go with it.  As much as I’d love to count those mushrooms as a full veg, I am certain the sour cream in the recipe negated their nutrition. I wanted something vibrant and quick.  I saw bell pepper and Brussels sprouts at the market and thought, why not?

In no time flat this dish was done and was so simply I had to keep looking over my notes to really see if the recipe was as simple as it was for how good it tasted. Goes to show you, the minimalist recipes can still yield huge flavor. I used a bit of butter to give it a bit richer flavor, but omit it if you want to keep this dish vegan.Quick Brussels Sprouts and Red Pepper Sauté ~ A side dish that comes together in mere minutes that compliments any entree  ~ The Complete Savorist

Quick Brussels Sprouts and Red Pepper Sauté

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Quick Brussels Sprouts and Red Pepper Sauté ~ A side dish that comes together in mere minutes that compliments any entree.
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Ingredients

  • 10 oz . Brussels sprouts; trimmed and quartered
  • 1 red bell pepper; sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion; diced
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt/black pepper; to taste +/-

Instructions

  1. In a large sauté pan, add the butter and oil and set to a medium-high heat.
  2. Once hot, add all the vegetables and leave undisturbed for a few seconds, allowing each to get a bit of a sear to them.
  3. Then stir frequently, allowing to cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the salt and pepper, continue to cook an additional 3 minutes, taste for seasoning, add more if needed.
  5. Cook 2 more minutes or until the vegetables have reached the desired doneness.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

Update 12/8/16: Still love this dish. It tastes even better if you char the peppers slightly before the sauté.

Sometimes dinner has to come together quickly, this Quick Brussels Sprouts and Red Pepper Sauté will save you time, is healthy, and is quite pretty. What’s your favorite way to enjoy brussels sprouts?

Quick Brussels Sprouts and Red Pepper Sauté ~ A side dish that comes together in mere minutes that compliments any entree  ~ The Complete SavoristQuick Brussels Sprouts and Red Pepper Sauté ~ A side dish that comes together in mere minutes that compliments any entree  ~ The Complete Savorist

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Amanda Paa
    February 11, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    hope you start to feel better soon! this vegetable lovin’ dish will be sure to get you on the mend. and i love quick recipes!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 11, 2015 at 11:04 pm

      Thank you Amanda, I am finally on the mend.

  • Reply
    Dionne Baldwin
    February 11, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    I can’t chastise you about the vitamins because I do the same thing. I don’t require specific vitamins for absorption and our bodies have gone through different things but when money is tight, I forego the good vitamins. Our bodies feel the difference for sure. Fortunately whole food recipes like this can help. 🙂 I love anything with red peppers. I’m grabbing these ingredients tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 11, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      I have to look at my vitamins like I do the other things, necessities, not wants. I hope you enjoy the recipe. It’s super simple, over a 3 days, I ate almost all of this recipe single-handedly. I just couldn’t get enough.

  • Reply
    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    February 12, 2015 at 1:01 am

    I’ve yet to tried sauteeing brussels sprouts- Always roasted, occasionally steamed but never this way- Thanks for this!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 12, 2015 at 7:58 am

      Thank you Arman, it’s simple and delicious.

  • Reply
    Melissa
    February 12, 2015 at 4:52 am

    We grow brussels sprouts on our farm during the fall. I will have to try this recipe when we start harvesting them.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 12, 2015 at 7:59 am

      I love to see how they are grown. Thank you and Enjoy.

  • Reply
    Kirsten
    February 12, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Michelle,
    I love recipes where I can throw stuff in the hot skillet and then I’m not supposed to touch it right away–lets me get stuff put away or taken out while the sear is going on!
    I hope you’re feeling yourself soon!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 12, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you Kirsten! I am doing better each day. Hope you enjoy the sear.

  • Reply
    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    February 12, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Fresh, colorful, healthy…this has it ALL!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 12, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      Thank you Dorothy! I agree.

  • Reply
    Yvonne [Tried and Tasty]
    February 14, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    I love brussels sprouts! This would be perfect for me!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 15, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      Hope you enjoy it Yvonne.

  • Reply
    Catherine
    February 15, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    I love the colors in this dish…it’s so vibrant and cheerful. It sounds delicious too!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 15, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      It’s very simple and quite delicious. Thank you Catherine.

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