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Slow Cooker Brussel Sprouts * *

Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

  • Cooking Time:

    2 hours
  • Servings:



1 lb. Fresh Brussels Sprouts, trimmed and halved
1/4 c. Balsamic Vinegar
1 T. Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 c. water
4 sprigs fresh thyme
Salt and pepper, to taste
Optional: crumbled bacon

I use to “think” I didn’t like Brussels Sprouts, then I made Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts, and found I really like their delicious flavor! Yum!

  1. Trim and halve the brussels sprouts and place in a 3-Quart Slow Cooker. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the vinegar and maple syrup until boiling. Reduce heat and stir in water.
  3. Pour over sprouts in the slow cooker and stir.
  4. Cook on High for 2 hours, adding the thyme sprig when there are just 30 minutes left to cook.
  5. Before serving, discard the thyme sprigs.

Optional: Crumble fried bacon and sprinkle over sprouts before serving!

NOTE: If you do not crumble bacon, this is a vegetarian side dish!

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Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson
6 years ago

There is a place called Brussels. This vegetable was named after it. Brussels (with an s) sprouts. That said, this sounds great! I will try it this afternoon.

6 years ago

Why Do The Recipes Not Tell The Number Of Servings Each One Makes….It Lists The Nutritional Info Per Serving But Not What A Serving Size Is??

6 years ago

Directions state that the sprouts are quartered. They look whole and halved in the photo. Would they only be quartered if the sprouts are large (those in photo appear to be small ones)? Thanks. Love your site!

Amy Clark
Amy Clark
6 years ago

I was wondering what would be a good substitute for the red wine? We don’t usually have wine in the house, so I wouldn’t want to buy a bottle for such a small amount.

Dan McGuire
Dan McGuire
2 years ago
Reply to  Amy Clark

What red wine? This has maple syrup and balsamic vinegar.

Karen Lodder
Karen Lodder
6 years ago

Along with the serving sizes and the time, would it be possible to list the size of crock pot that goes with the recipe? That would be a great help! Thank you!

6 years ago

Can you double the batch and it will still turn out good? I know sometimes you have to adjust the ratio of ingredients when you double things.

Karen Lodder
Karen Lodder
6 years ago

Could you use frozen sprouts?

5 years ago

I tried these and although they were tasty, they sure didn’t look like the picture! They were not the vibrant green as pictured, but a brown color as a result of the balsamic vinegar and red wine, I assume!

5 years ago

How many brussel sprouts are 8oz?

3 years ago

Just wondering how much wine as I do not see it mentioned in the recipe ingredients nor the directions but it is mentioned in the reviews

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