Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts are notoriously known for being frightening (Check out The killer brussel sprouts) but in reality they are like delicious little mini cabbages that make for quite a tasty dish! They also happen to be in season during the cold winter months.

In this recipe we are cooking the brussels in bacon grease and adding maple syrup..what could be scary about that??

If you’re looking for something interesting on your holiday table this year, we highly recommend this sweet and salty dish!

What you’ll need: 

serves 4

4 cups Brussels sprouts
6 strips bacon
6 tablespoons butter, cubed
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

We used Local Benton’s Bacon and Organic Field Day Maple syrup! You can find both on our shelves this winter!

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How to cook it: 
Rinse the Brussels sprouts under cold water and reserve on a dry cloth to dry. Once dry, cut each sprout into quarters and place aside.

Place the bacon strips on a cutting board and cut into 3/4-inch strips. In a medium saute pan, heat the bacon over medium heat until crisp.

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Remove the bacon from the pan and place on paper towels. Keep the bacon fat in the pan, add the butter and heat until melted. Once the butter is melted, add the Brussels sprouts and stir frequently.Saute until the sprouts begin to brown.

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Add the baon back to the sprouts and add the maple syrup. Heat until the syrup appears to stick to the Brussels sprouts and a deep caramelization is reached.

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Season with the salt and pepper. Enjoy!

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original recipe can be found here.