Longhorn Brussels Sprouts Recipe (2024)

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Longhorn Brussel Sprouts is a recipe that it is different from how you would regularly cook Brussel sprouts. With a slight variation in cooking technique and use of aromatic spices, Indulge in the heavenly flavors!

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You all know I’m a big fan of Longhorn Steakhouse around here, so when I got a request for a copycat of the crispy Brussel sprouts….well, how could I resist?! Since I was able to cover the Lonhorn broccoli recipe, it’s time to try something new.

I ordered a side of them from Longhorn To-Go, and both my husband and I couldn’t believe how delicious they were. I mean, I didn’t even realize Brussel sprouts could taste good.

But they were quite delicious, and I will definitely be getting them the next time we go out.

It took me a few tries to get this recipe to the point where I wanted to find it. I did a lot of research to see if there were any ideas for how to make them online, and I did find someone on Reddit who claimed to get the recipe from a cook at Longhorn.

So I based this recipe off of that and made a few adjustments (as well as made the rub myself – which is where you might find the most room for improvement with this recipe).

Looking for another variation? Be sure to check out this Red Lobster Brussel Sprouts recipe!

How to Make Longhorn Brussel Sprouts Crispy

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Making crispy brussel sprout is pretty easy. Brussel sprout is a vegetable very similar to cabbage.

Although it is smaller in size, its preparation method is pretty much the same you have to wash it, trim the edges, get rid of the yellow leaves, and blanch it for 4-5 minutes.

Next, drain it and sprinkle your favorite spices. Next, you can either flash fry it in a pan or place it in an oven. Whatever method you choose, you will end up with a delicious plate of Brussel Sprouts.

Are these really like Longhorn Steakhouse?

I would say this is about 90% like the ones at Longhorn. I found the recipe (roughly) on reddit, though it just said “Calabrian Chili Rub” – I think my rub is close but not exactly what they use. You can definitely play around with the spices in it, though.

But I would say this is a definite contender. They are crispy and absolutely delicious! Just like what I did with my copycat Longhorn Spinach dip recipe. It cannot be further from the original.

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Why should you blanch Brussels sprouts before cooking?

Brussel sprouts are dense and fibrous. That’s why they need to be tendered. You can do that by either blanching them or roasting them at a high temperature. Whatever way you choose, it is important to break down the fiber.

Longhorn Brussels Sprouts Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Brussels sprouts
  • Salt
  • Oil for frying
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 tbsp Calabrian Chili Rub**
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Instructions for Cooking Brussels Sprouts

  1. Wash Brussel sprouts
  2. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil and blanch for 4 minutes.
  3. Remove from water and drain excess water.
  4. Mix together chili rub, sea salt, honey, and sugar.
  5. Flash fry the Brussel sprouts and drain excess grease.
  6. Melt butter and mix with the other mixture.
  7. Pour over the Brussel sprouts.
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What to Serve with Longhorn Steakhouse Crispy Brussels Sprouts Recipe

LongHorn Steakhouse Crispy Brussels Sprouts are a tasty appetizer or side dish that you can serve with various main courses. Since LongHorn Steakhouse is known for its steaks, pairing the Crispy Brussels Sprouts with a perfectly cooked steak is a classic choice. Choose your favorite cuts, such as ribeye, filet mignon, or sirloin.

Grilled chicken makes a lighter option that complements the crunchy texture of the Brussels sprouts. Season the chicken with herbs and spices for added flavor. Create a well-rounded meal by serving the Crispy Brussels Sprouts alongside creamy mashed potatoes. The contrast in textures and flavors works well together.

These would pair well with any protein!

Can you cook Brussels sprouts in advance?

Yes, you can cook Brussel sprouts in advance; all you need to do is blanch them, drain them, and let them cool down. Then you can place it in an airtight container and refrigerate for as long as 2 days. Furthermore, you can also freeze Brussel sprouts.

What is Calabrian Chili Rub?

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Calabrian Chilli Rub is made from Calabrian chilies. These are a special type of chilies native to Italy. These have a unique spicy plus fruity taste and aroma. You can make Calabrian Chili rub at home easily. You will need:

Calabrian Chili Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp Calabrian chili powder
  • 3 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 6 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Mix these ingredients and store them in a spice jar. You can use this spice rub on a variety of things, from chicken to vegetables. Furthermore, you can also add it to pizza sauce, pasta, etc.

I bought my Calabrian chili powder on Amazon – you might be able to find it locally at a store that carries Italian foods.

Cooking Tips

Select fresh Brussels sprouts with tight, compact leaves and vibrant green color. Avoid sprouts with yellowing leaves or a strong, unpleasant odor.

Trim the stems of the Brussels sprouts and remove any discolored outer leaves. Rinse them thoroughly under cold water to remove any dirt.

Overcooking Brussels sprouts can lead to a mushy texture and a strong cabbage odor. Keep a close eye on the cooking time, especially when roasting or sautéing.

Brussels sprouts are best when served immediately to preserve their texture and flavors. If reheating, use methods that retain their crispiness.

Can you fix soggy Brussels sprouts?

Yes, you can fix soggy Brussels sprouts. If you have leftover Brussel Sprouts that have gone soggy, you can toss them with a splash of oil, line them on a baking sheet, and heat in the oven at 425 degrees F for 4-5 minutes. This way, you will get rid of the sogginess, and they will turn out perfectly crispy.

Can You reheat Crispy Brussel sprouts?

Yes, you can reheat the leftover Brussels sprouts. You can either place it on a baking tray and heat it in an oven at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. Or you can also reheat it in the microwave for a minute.

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How to store

Allow the cooked Brussels sprouts to cool to room temperature before storing.

Place the cooled Brussels sprouts in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag. Ensure the container is sealed tightly to prevent air from entering.

Store the container of Brussels sprouts in the refrigerator. Cooked Brussels sprouts typically stay fresh for 3 to 4 days when stored properly.

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Longhorn Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Brussel Sprouts
  • Salt
  • Oil for frying
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 tbsp Calabrian Chili Rub**
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Instructions

  1. Wash Brussel sprouts
  2. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil and blanch for 4 minutes.
  3. Remove from water and drain excess water.
  4. Mix together chili rub, sea salt, honey, and sugar.
  5. Flash fry the Brussel sprouts and drain excess grease.
  6. Melt butter and mix with the other mixture.
  7. Pour over the Brussel sprouts.

Notes

**See post for Calabrian Chili Rub recipe

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 296Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 721mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 4gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g

Please verify this information with your preferred nutrition calculator.

You’ll never turn your nose up to Brussel sprouts again after you make these sweet and savory Longhorn Steakhouse Crispy Brussel Sprouts!

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