Brussel sprouts are one of my favourite winter vegs, and there are several things I like to do with them, and here are a few example.
The preparation is always the same, wash, clean and steam them until just tender, not mushy (colour still bright green, not grey or brown)
1. then spread them in a baking dish, pour bechamel over, then dot with cheeses (I like fontina, casera, emmental, provola, gorgonzola, gouda, edam etc. anything that melts will with heat). Bake until the cheeses are melted. YOu may add some breadcrumbs/parmigiano mixture on top to make a crispy golden topping.
2. Saute chopped smoked bacon with just enough olive oil, when they are becoming crisp add chopped walnuts or almond, get them to golden... add the brussel sprouts, add a swirl of real maple syrup and blend in the flavour.
3. Wrap each brussel sprouts with your regular meatball/meatloaf mixture , form balls and bake in a tomato based sauce (seasoned/prepared to your liking), cover and bake in the oven at 180°C(350°F) for about 30 minutes.