If you are thinking, I LOVE Bacon, but I HATE Brussels Sprouts, please keep reading.
Those little green balls of goodness are a cruciferous vegetable and do put off a slightly unpleasant sulpherous smell when raw and as they first begin to cook. As long as you can get past this (just cook some bacon at the same time and your kitchen will smell glorious), you will be able to enjoy the numerous health benefits of Brussels Sprouts. They are packed with tons of nutrients like Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Cancer fighting Phytonutrients, Vitamin K, Fiber, and even have some protein! Below is a great chart to show you in more detail just how wonderful Brussles Sprouts are for you!
If the nutritional benefits haven’t changed your mind yet about giving Brussels Sprouts a try, let me assure you that that sulpherous smell goes away when you coat them in oil and sea salt and roast them in the oven until the edges are caramelized and crispy. Then you add bacon and mmm…..even the biggest brussels sprout hater in the world would love these!
Without further ado, here is my recipe for Rosemary Brussels n Bacon. ENJOY! And please, share with friends! This is a great dish to bring to a party.
ROSEMARY BRUSSELS N BACON
Prep Time: 15 min. Cook Time: 30 min. Servings: 6-8
2lb. Brussels Sprouts
1 package Nitrite/Nitrate Free Bacon
1 tbsp. Sea Salt
1-2 drops Rosemary Essential Oil or 2 sprigs fresh Rosemary (I don’t recommend dried for this)
If you want to give the Rosemary Essential Oil a try, click on the link here or in the ingredient list. This will take you to doTERRA’s website, a company that I personally use and recommend. If you purchase from this website I will get credit, so thank you in advance! REMEMBER: when cooking with essential oils, less is more!
If using this much bacon grease is against your religion or something, I understand, but you are missing out! This recipe can still taste delicious if you use extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil (which you’ll need to melt before tossing into the sprouts unless they are still hot when you put it in). For the BEST of the best olive oil, I recommend Kasandrino’s KEVOO which comes straight from Greece and is some of the freshest olive oil you will ever taste! Sign up for their mailing list because owners Tony and Effi send out discounts fairly often that you won’t want to miss!