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Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts
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Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword brussel-sprouts-recipes, maple-bacon-brussel-sprouts, roasted-glazed-brussel-sprouts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ lb bacon cooked and crumbled, reserve 4 Tbsp drippings
  • 2 lb brussel sprouts trimmed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp teriyaki sauce (Or 1 tsp apple cider vinegar)
  • 3 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes adjust to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with heavy duty foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  • Place brussel sprouts in a large mixing bowl, Drizzle with 3 Tbsp bacon drippings, salt and black pepper. Toss to coat. Arrange cut side down on pan. Place into oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a measuring cup or bowl, whisk together reserved 1 Tbsp bacon drippings, maple syrup, teriyaki, brown sugar, garlic and onion powders with red pepper flakes. Mix until brown sugar has dissolved.
  • Lower oven temperature to 375°F. Remove brussel sprouts from oven, drizzle with maple glaze. Stur until coated and return to oven for another 10-15 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to broil in the last 5 minutes. Broil until lightly charred. Don't walk away.
  • Serve immediately topped with crumbled cooked bacon and drizzled with pan juices.

Notes

  • When coating the brussel sprouts with bacon drippings, some of the loose outer leaves will fall off. They cook very quickly so, I recommend saving those, and adding them back to the pan when coating with the maple glaze.
  • If you shy away from heat, the red pepper flakes can be omitted.
  • I recommend charring the brussel sprouts under the broiler for a few minutes at the end of baking. Due to the sugars in the glaze, don't walk away, keep an eye on them to prevent burning. This also helps reduce the pan juices.
  • If for dietary reasons you want to omit the bacon, use olive oil in its place.
  • If you prefer a more crisp texture, simply decrease the baking time. Check them with the tip of a knife or a toothpick for doneness.