Basic (but totally bomb) Bacon Brussels

If anyone says they do not like Brussels sprouts I'd wager that they've never had them with bacon.

True life: Anytime I introduce someone to Brussels I try to make sure there is bacon in the dish because it is sure to be a hit (unless you're vegan).

Last week I was in Scottsdale, AZ for my first Nutritional Therapy Practitioner workshop through the Nutritional Therapy Association. While in town I checked out Farm & Craft (if you are ever in the Scottsdale area you HAVE to check this out!) and ordered their Brussels. They were SO good that as soon as I got home I decided to recreate this.

I originally cooked them thinking I'd eat half and save the other half for later. Didn't happen...they were too good that I finished them up!

I know these will be a regular in my kitchen considering the flavor is bomb and they are SO easy to make

 

Try them out and let me know what you think!

 

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Basic (Bomb) Bacon Brussels

Serves 1-2 people

Ingredients:

  • 3 pieces of nitrate-free bacon

  • 10 Brussels sprouts; chopped (I chop into halves or thirds depending on the size)

  • 1/4 cup walnuts; chopped

  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

  • Ground pepper and Celtic sea salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Begin cooking your bacon in a skillet on medium-low & pre-heat the oven at 400

  2. Chop your Brussels and put them on a cookie sheet with walnuts, cranberries, ground pepper

  3. Once bacon is just shy of being fully cooked remove from the stove and let sit for 3-5 minutes. Place bacon on a glass plate (or cutting board) and pour the grease on your cookie sheet to mix with other ingredients; mix well and add cracked pepper on top

  4. Place Brussels, walnuts, and cranberries (and black pepper) in the oven for 10 minutes

  5. Remove and add bacon (crumbled); return cookie sheet back in the oven to cook for 10 more minutes

  6. Remove from oven, sprinkle with sea salt, & enjoy! 

Recipe Note: This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for family dinners, as a side at a potlock, etc.

Holly Smothers