At one time these super sprouts, part of the cabbage family, really were grown near Brussels, Belgium, which is how they get their name.
Now part of Southern steam-table cuisine and beyond, Brussels sprouts are a great green in a wide range of recipes. If you'd like your Brussels sprouts to have some sweet and salty undertones, you can't do better than to sear them for some Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Caramelized Onions. This recipe is truly one of our editors' favorites. Or, if you'd like your Brussels sprouts to be part of a dish with an Asian flavor sensation, you'll love every mouthful of the Beef-and-Brussels-Sprouts Stir Fry.
If you want to know what we think is the absolute best way to cook Brussels sprouts, try the recipe for Cast-Iron Blistered Brussels Sprouts. Yep, you read that right. This incredible recipe blends the sweet heat of a honey, garlic, and soy glaze with the crisp crunchiness of the rich, roasted sprouts. It tastes as good as it sounds. Wherever they hail from, Brussels sprouts truly are a rich and versatile vegetable. Enjoy these treats in recipes that take them from savory to sweet.