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Brussels Sprouts with Zesty Pepper Jack Sauce

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  Frozen brussels sprouts 16 Ounce
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs) (May Use Skim Milk)
  Pepper jack cheese cubes 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Cook the Brussels sprouts in a medium pot that has about 1 inch of rapidly boiling water. Place 16 oz. of frozen Brussels sprouts in the boiling water and cook until they are still bright green, but are fork-tender. This will take about 8 minutes after the water has returned to a boil. Meanwhile, prepare your pepper jack cheese sauce. In a medium-sized sauce pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, and add 2 tablespoons flour. Mix the flour thoroughly into the melted butter or margarine. Do not combine the flour and butter over heat at this point. Add 1 cup milk and 1 cup cubed pepper jack cheese. Mix thoroughly. Now, place the cheese sauce over low heat, and cook and stir until the mixture is smooth and bubbly. Move the cheese sauce to a "warmer-type" burner until your Brussels sprouts are done, and stir the cheese sauce occasionally. When the Brussels sprouts are done, pour them through a colander to remove all the water, and transfer your Brussels sprouts to a nice serving bowl. Pour your cooked pepper jack cheese sauce into a small serving pitcher. To serve, place a generous serving of Brussels sprouts on a serving plate. Drizzle your desired amount of pepper jack cheese sauce over the top (from your small serving pitcher). This is a dramatic, colorful vegetable, and is very spicy with the hot peppers of the pepper jack cheese sauce! It's an interesting way to dress up a vegetable that I think you will like!!!
BONUS: If you have any Pepper Jack Cheese Sauce left over, try it as a dip with restaurant-style tortilla chips! Yummy!!!

Recipe Summary

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If you love to hate Brussels sprouts, then this dish will change your opinion for good. Betty spruces up Brussels sprouts using pepper jack cheese sauce that is rich and filling. This is so good that even the staunchest Brussels critics won't be able to resist it. Mouthwateringly good and deliciously simple, this comfort food is an ideal way to treat your taste buds on a cold, wintery evening. Watch the video to learn more about it.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 377 Calories from Fat 192

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.9%

Saturated Fat 13.6 g67.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 77.2 mg25.7%

Sodium 422.9 mg17.6%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.8%

Sugars 5.5 g

Protein 21 g42.4%

Vitamin A 20.7% Vitamin C 112.4%

Calcium 51.4% Iron 7.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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