Tuesday, October 30, 2012


There are many ways to prepare Brussels Sprouts, but this one is my favorite. I always make a LARGE portion, enough for dinner and breakfast (leftovers are KEY for a Paleo lifestyle)!! Think your kids won’t want to try?!? Follow along and learn how to take Brussels Sprouts from YUCK to YUMMMmmmm!!


2 bundles of Brussels Sprouts, steamed and chopped
Bacon (at least 6 strips), cooked and crumbled, reserve bacon drippings
Onion, sliced
Red Pepper, sliced
Salt & Pepper


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Steam brussels sprouts for 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Brown bacon over med/high heat for a few minutes on each side. Don’t overcook!! Set aside on paper towels to drain & cool. 

Reserve bacon drippings (ALWAYS!!). I have this cute little tea cup that I reserve our bacon drippings in. Just toss in a pan when making eggs or veggies …. It adds DELISH flavor!! Bacon. Yummm!!

Once brussels sprouts have cooled, chop stems off and cut in ½ or ¼ (depending on the sprout size) pieces. Remove and discard any loose layers.

This is where it gets fun & my recipe becomes YOUR recipe. Use whatever sounds good, smells good or you think would taste good. I’m a fan of onions, peppers and BACON!! Chop & add as little or as much as you’d like. Stir in some fresh ground black pepper & the bacon drippings (or olive oil). Spread evenly onto a baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 min. Stir once or twice while baking.
Brussels sprouts are AWESOME with eggs!!

Brussels sprouts pair perfectly with any protein. Try them with spiced rubbed ribs and grilled pineapple!

From my kitchen, to yours.... Enjoy!!

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