Sprouts, sprouts, sprouts, you either love them or hate them! they are definitely one off those traditional British vegetables that are not admired enough.

Spout tops are literally the flower from the very top off the sprout plant which until recently where always discarded and not used by the general public, chefs have been playing about with recipes for a few years, including them in their Christmas themed menus.

They have a sweet cabbage taste with a hint off sproutiness to them and are very versatile. You can treat them like cabbage and add them to stir-fry's, salads, pasta etc.

They are extremely healthy rich in protein, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and vitamins C and K.

Give this recipe a try, and see for yourself.

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AuthorJustin GillamCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

 1 Whole sprout top, including middle
 50 g Smoked bacon
 100 g Onions, sliced
 75 g Pinto Beans
 50 ml Whipping cream
 2 garlic, cloves
 50 g Cheddar, grated
 Golden breadcrumbs
 1 tsp Thyme, chopped

1

Pre heat your oven to 180c
In a pan sauté together onions, garlic and smoked bacon, turn off heat and pour in cream.
Wash and prep your sprouts tops, pick and half the leaves.
Cut the middle in to quarters.

2

Place your washed and prepped sprout tops in to a oven proof dish.
Sprinkle on top the pinto beans.
Next pour over your onion and bacon sauce, making sure all sprouts are covered.
Sprinkle grated cheese and bread crumbs

3

Cook in the oven until golden on top, this should take 20-25minutes,.
Serve immediatly.
Thats it...done...enjoy

Ingredients

 1 Whole sprout top, including middle
 50 g Smoked bacon
 100 g Onions, sliced
 75 g Pinto Beans
 50 ml Whipping cream
 2 garlic, cloves
 50 g Cheddar, grated
 Golden breadcrumbs
 1 tsp Thyme, chopped

Directions

1

Pre heat your oven to 180c
In a pan sauté together onions, garlic and smoked bacon, turn off heat and pour in cream.
Wash and prep your sprouts tops, pick and half the leaves.
Cut the middle in to quarters.

2

Place your washed and prepped sprout tops in to a oven proof dish.
Sprinkle on top the pinto beans.
Next pour over your onion and bacon sauce, making sure all sprouts are covered.
Sprinkle grated cheese and bread crumbs

3

Cook in the oven until golden on top, this should take 20-25minutes,.
Serve immediatly.
Thats it...done...enjoy

Baked sprout tops, smoked bacon, pinto beans, garlic cream