Foodie Friday – Brussel Sprouts

Brussels-Sprouts

I looove me some brussel sprouts!!  They remind me of little baby heads of lettuce, they’re so cute! Brussel Sprouts sure get a bad rap, but I don’t know why.  I think people knock ’em before they try ’em if ya know what I’m saying!  Don’t hate on brussels peeps, eat ’em up!

I’m always looking for an easy side to go with dinner, and brussel sprouts are super easy. Roasted in the oven with some spices & fat, they’re so flavorful & delicious!

Here are two easy ways to cook them up, just serve along side your protein, whether it’s a burger off the grill or meat loaf out of the oven.  Enjoy!

Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Bacon from Nom Nom Paleo

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds of brussel sprouts
  • 2-3 tbsp melted ghee or fat of choice
  • kosher salt & pepper
  • 4 bacon slices, diced
  • aged balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Trim the outer leaves and cut the brussels in half.  Toss with ghee (or other fat), salt & pepper and spread onto foil lined baking sheet in one layer.  Sprinkle with diced bacon.  Cook for 30-35 minutes, rotating/flipping every 10 minutes or so.  Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve.

Maple Cayenne Roasted Brussel Sprouts adapted from Rachel Cooks

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs brussel sprouts, halved
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Toss with olive oil & salt and roast for about 20 minutes.  While roasting, mix maple syrup & cayenne.  Pour over brussels and return to oven until “caramelized” (5-15 mins).

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