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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yum Yum: Brussels Sprouts that Everyone Will Eat

Maple Syrup Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Growing up my mom would sometimes have brussels sprouts for dinner while she fed us something else. I used to think it was so disgusting.  Then I went to a local restaurant, Neighborhood Services, and had their brussels sprouts (only because the waiter guaranteed we would love them).  he was right, they were EXCELLENT!!

I now make brussels sprouts at home all the time and will even make them for guests. I have had many turned up noses when I mention brussel sprouts but once they try it, they want the recipe to make themselves.

Try them, promise you will start adding brussels sprouts to your veggie list.  Kids love them too.

2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
3 slices of bacon, cut into1/2-inch pieces
Salt and pepper, to taste.
1. Set oven at 400 degrees. Have on hand a large rimmed baking sheet.
2. In a bowl, toss the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, maple syrup, bacon, salt, and pepper. Spread the mixture in a single layer on the baking sheet.
3. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, turning several times, or until the Brussels sprouts are tender and caramelized and the bacon is crisp and golden. Catherine Smart

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  1. Hopping over here from Delicate Construction. I've just started making Brussels sprouts and love them! Baking them is so easy and delicious. These ingredients sound great.

  2. Mmmm this sounds really good, I love the addition of maple syrup and bacon! I happen to love brussels sprouts, so this sounds delicious to me!!!

  3. Your link on Sugar Bee sure caught my eye.. I love brussel sprouts just cooked with salt and pepper but this sounds delicious! Gotta give it a try. Thanks

  4. I was so excited about this post because I love Brussel sprouts, but no one else in my house does so I never get to have them. Maple syrup makes everything good right? I will definately try these! Hope to see you at Thanks!

  5. Ooohhhhh. I cook mine with olive oil and garlic and love them. But this takes it to a whole new level!!!!

  6. Love brussel sprouts so I'll have to try this. Sounds good!

  7. This looks yummy and I would love if my boy would eat them! I am digging your crafty blog! Your newest follower! Can you please add this recipe to my Taste This Thursday party!?

  8. Oh I always love a new recipe and this looks really good. I am a bit embarrassed to say I have never cooked brussels sprouts... so I think it's about time I do :) Thanks for sharing this at The Winthrop Chronicles.

  9. The most hated vegetable in the world and you have made it appealing maple syrup and bacon can make anything good. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday. Hope to see you next Friday.

  10. hmmm...they do look yummy! we may have to try this some night i'm feeling adventurous! thanks so much for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday! i hope that you'll link up again this week!

  11. Maple syrup must be the secret ingredient! Just bought a bag of frozen sprouts from Trader Joe's... I'll have to give this recipe a try. Thanks so much for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style.

  12. With claims like that, you know I've got to try this now!!! ;) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays Dusti! We FEATURED it today by the way! Hope you'll stop by and see it!

  13. I found this recipe through Pinterst. I can't wait to try this and see if my husband will finally try Brussels sprouts. I'm now following your super cute blog! Looking forward to seeing your next recipe or craft project. ~ Jamie

  14. oh wow!! I love brussels sprouts.. and will surely try this.. Super like your cute blog.. Thanks for linking in to Colours Dekor last week.. hope to see you more often.. :)

  15. Hi Dusti, I love brussels sprouts, I'm so glad I tried your recipe! Although I still have yet to get my husband to start eating them, your was truly the best I've ever tasted. Thanks so much for sharing :)


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