Recipe by: Sylvia van de Snepscheut

Source: Family recipe

Serves: 4



  • 1000 g of potatoes
  • 500 g Brussels sprouts
  • 250g diced bacon
  • 150 ml of milk
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1tsp salt and pepper (to taste)


  • Peel the potatoes and boil with a little salt in about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, clean the Brussel sprouts by removing the outer skins of the sprouts and cutting a small piece of the bottom of the sprouts, wash and cut them in half.
  • Add the Brussel sprouts and let them boil along the final 12 minutes.
  • Chop the onion. Heat the butter in a frying pan and fry the onion for about 2 minutes.
  • Fry the bacon in a frying pan (use the fat from the bacon and gravy to puree the stew).
  • Drain the potatoes and the Brussels sprouts, reserving the cooking liquid.
  • Mash the potatoes and Brussels sprouts together.
  • Make the stew smooth with a little of the cooking water, butter, the lard and a little (heated) milk.
  • Season with salt and pepper to your taste

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