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Sausage and Sprouts Dish Recipe

Melissa is a certified food scientist with over 20 years in the food industry. New food development and matching are her specialties.

This low-budget meal is an easy go-to on those nights that lack preparation.

This low-budget meal is an easy go-to on those nights that lack preparation.

Brussel sprouts contain a wealth of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein. They can be flavorfully combined to share the center, not just the side, of a dish.

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15 min

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35 min

4 servings


  • 12 oz link sausage, thinly sliced (pork and venison used here)
  • 1 package or ~ 1 lb brussel sprouts, thinly-sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion, medium-sliced
  • 1 medium granny smith apple, cored, thinly-sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • serve over grain, (mushroom couscous used)
  • as needed olive oil


  1. In a large fry pan, heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and onion and saute, turning occasionally for 3 - 4 minutes or until the sausage browns slightly.
  2. Add the sprouts and apple, salt and pepper. Continue to saute 2 minutes. Add brown sugar, vinegar, and water. Toss 1 - 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cover. Let sit 5 - 10 minutes.
  3. Serve over your choice of grain or bread. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.

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Lena Durante from San Francisco Bay Area on May 31, 2017:

Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables. I often cook mine with a little apple cider vinegar, so I know the apple combination is good. And with pork? Perfection.

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