Maple Black Pepper and Bacon Brussel Sprouts

 
maple black pepper and bacon brussel sprouts
 

One sure fire way to get my kids to taste their vegetables?? Throw some bacon on 'em :-) These Maple Black Pepper and Bacon Brussel Sprouts will please the whole family!


Maple Black Pepper and Bacon Brussel Sprouts

maple black pepper and bacon brussel sprouts

1 1/2 pounds brussel sprouts, peeled and trimmed

8oz. thick cut uncured bacon

2 Tbsp avocado oil

1 Tbsp minced garlic

1/2 tsp black pepper

2 Tbsp maple syrup

Preheat a large cast iron skillet or dutch oven on the stove over medium heat. Add the bacon to the pan and cook until crispy. While the bacon is cooking, chop the brussel sprouts in half lengthwise.

Remove the bacon from the pan, and set aside. 

Add the avocado oil to the pan along with the brussel sprouts and minced garlic. Let them saute and cook for 10-15 minutes (stiring occasionally) or until the brussel sprouts get a good brown on them. 

Add the black pepper, bacon, and maple syrup to the pan and toss to combine. Serve immediately and enjoy!