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Maple Bacon Brussels Recipe {And How to Break Up with Bitter Brussels Forever}

I know that many people when they hear the words “brussels sprouts” think of bitter balls of ickyness covered in butter.

If you’re one of these people, or even if you’re a brussels connoisseur, you MUST try this recipe.

Does this look bitter and icky to you? {If you answered yes, fine. Just scroll on by this recipe. But seriously. They’re good. And they’re covered in bacon & syrup…just sayin’.}

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First rule of Breaking up with Bitter Brussels: DON’T buy them in the freezer section. Brussels sprouts in their best form are fresh from produce. Buy a whole bunch.

Rule number two: Slice ’em super thin. This takes a while, but you want to slice them as thin as possible and rinse them off well. The thinner they are, the less bitter they are.

Third. Cook them for an {akwardly} long time on low heat. To really soften the brussels, we need them to cook on low for at least 20 minutes, being careful not to let them burn.

Fourth rule of Breaking up with Bitter Brussels: READ through all the directions below. The technique is important here. This time you are not allowed to skim through my writing. Please and thank you.

Ok. So now that you want to try these delicious little sprouts, here’s the nitty gritty. (Full recipe at the bottom)

You’ll Need:

4-6 slices turkey bacon

1 tsp olive oil

A big bag of fresh brussels sprouts

1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup

Salt & Pepper

Water

1. Fry up some turkey bacon in a pan. Remove, let cool, then chop into smaller chunks.

2. Leave any bacon fat in the pan- there’s not much in turkey bacon- we’ll keep it! Add 1 tsp olive oil and let it get nice & hot.

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3. Slice the brussels thin & rinse. Be patient, this takes a little time, but the thin slices are worth it.

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4. Sauté the brussels in the pan for a few minutes. When everything is warming up, add 1/4 cup water. Any time the brussels start to brown, add a splash of water to keep them from burning.

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5. Turn the heat down to low and cook on low about 20 minutes, watching to be sure they aren’t burning and adding water as needed. You can add the bacon about halfway through cooking time.

6. When they’re all nice and brown, add some salt & pepper.

7. Top with syrup while still warm.

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8. Thank me for sharing this amazing recipe with you.

Maple Bacon Brussels Recipe {And How to Break Up with Bitter Brussels Forever}
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Ingredients

  • You'll Need:
  • 4-6 slices turkey bacon
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • A big bag of fresh brussels sprouts
  • 1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Water

Instructions

  1. 1. Fry up some turkey bacon in a pan. Remove, let cool, then chop into smaller chunks.
  2. 2. Leave any bacon fat in the pan- there's not much in turkey bacon- we'll keep it! Add 1 tsp olive oil and let it get nice & hot.
  3. 3. Slice the brussels thin & rinse. Be patient, this takes a little time, but the thin slices are worth it.
  4. 4. Sauté the brussels in the pan for a few minutes. When everything is warming up, add 1/4 cup water. Any time the brussels start to brown, add a splash of water to keep them from burning.
  5. 5. Turn the heat down to low and cook on low about 20 minutes, watching to be sure they aren't burning and adding water as needed. You can add the bacon about halfway through cooking time.
  6. 6. When they're all nice and brown, add some salt & pepper.
  7. 7. Top with syrup while still warm.
http://www.fearonfire.com/food/breaking-up-with-bitter-brussels/

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