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Braised Belgian Endives

Braised Belgian endives complement roasted meats, such as lamb, beef and chicken. They are simple to prepare and much worth the effort.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Cuisine: Belgian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Belgian Foodie


  • 1 kg Belgian endive either whole or cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or a little less butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar or white sugar
  • 60 ml water (start with a little water and add more if you need it).


  • Wash the Belgian endives. Remove outer leaves. Cut each Belgian endive in half lengthwise.
  • Pour the olive oil or the butter in a pan over a medium heat. Add the Belgian endives, salt and pepper. Saute about 5 minutes turning the Belgian endives over a couple times to get them brown.
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  • Add the nutmeg, minced garlic and sugar. Continue to cook for another minute or so, turning them over once.
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  • Add a little water and continue to cook over until the endives become tender (about 10 to 15 minutes more). Turn them over from time to time to get all sides sauteed but be gentle since endives have a tendency to fall apart (like onions) when cooked.
  • Adjust the seasoning. Serve them and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Braised Belgian Endives
Amount Per Serving (125 g)
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 402mg11%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.