Company Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

* 4 bacon strips, diced

* 12 brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

* 1 medium onion, chopped

* 2 tablespoons minced chives

* 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced

* 10 pimiento-stuffed olives

* 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

* 1/3 cup chicken broth

* 1 teaspoon olive oil

* 1/2 teaspoon pepper

* Pinch salt

Directions

* In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.

* Add remaining ingredients to the drippings; cook and stir over medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes or until brussels sprouts are crisp-tender. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 4 servings.