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Guest Post from Chef Debbi’s Kitchen!

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I am very honored and delighted to share one of MANY wonderful recipes from a dear friend!  Debra Hempe is a homemaker, freelance photographer/writer, world traveler, explorer and a DYNAMO in the kitchen!

Please visit Debbi’s website Smart Cooking for more TANTALIZING recipes and follow her on Twitter at @vagablonde515!!

Thank you Debbi!

I’m always looking for new and different side dishes to accompany our burgers. The burger of choice at our house is the lean and delicious Bison Burger.  For this meal I’m using my husband’s freshly baked sourdough bread instead of a classic bun.

The finely shredded Brussels Sprouts in this recipe mimic shredded cabbage making the dish reminiscent of a warm slaw. It is a perfect compliment to both a good burger and a lavish holiday meal.

Ingredients &  what you will need:

1 slice bacon (optional)
1 Tbs butter
1 Tbs olive oil
½ of a red onion ~ thinly sliced
1 green apple ~ sliced
2 cups of very finely shredded Brussels Sprouts
3-4 Tbs of a good thick balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste


Cook one slice of bacon and set aside to cool
Heat a frying pan and add the olive oil and butter
Add the thinly sliced red onion and apple
Cook very slowly on a low to medium temp till onions and apples  are partially cooked ~ about 10 minutes
Add the shredded Brussels Sprouts, mix with the apple and onion
And cook for another 10 minutes
Keep cooking till the Brussels Sprouts are tender and soft


Add 3-4 tablespoons of good balsamic vinegar and cook for another minute or two

Add the bacon bits and stir to combine (optional)

Serve & enjoy!


Find more lip-smackin’ recipes at Debbi’s blog!

7 thoughts on “Guest Post from Chef Debbi’s Kitchen!

  • By Kathy - Reply

    That sounds so delicious Debra, I will have to have my sister make it, lol.

  • By Jan @TWOwomenANDaHOE - Reply

    Debbi is the BEST!

  • By Annie HaVen | Authentic Haven Brand - Reply

    Ah, wonderful to see this edible share so tasty Thank you <|;-)

    • By Jan Bills - Reply

      Thanks Annie!

  • By Weekend Cowgirl - Reply

    This looks soooo good!!!

    • By Jan Bills - Reply

      Thanks Weekend Cowgirl! Debbi is amazingly talented!

      May all your gardens grow,

  • By Deborah Mills - Reply

    I met Debbi today at Paso Robles farmers market and she is dyno-mo. I also found out she is friends of Two Women and a Hoe. I tell you… it’s a small world but I wouldn’t want to paint it!

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