ROASTED SPROUTS AND BEER BACON

Boiled Brussels sprouts are bland, get some flavour and caramelization into those greens. Add a generous amount of bacon and you’ve got a side that will keep your guests happy.
Difficulty:
2/5
Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
40 min
Serves:
4-6

INGREDIENTS

    • 1 lb (.45 kg) fresh Brussels sprouts cleaned and halved
    • 1 lb (.45 kg) pork belly bacon
    • 3 tablespoons of Broil King® Perfect KC BBQ Spice Rub
    • 1 beer – try an IPA

FOR THE SMOKE

  • Broil King® Smoke Master’s Blend Pellets

DIRECTIONS

  1. Clean and halve the Brussels sprouts, set aside. Lay out the strips of bacon and cut it into rough squares.
  2. Preheat your pellet or gas grill on MEDIUM heat 400°F (204°C) with a cast griddle or skillet on the cooking surface.
  3. Fry the bacon in the skillet to the point where the fat is mainly rendered but the bacon is still soft and underdone. Remove the bacon and temporarily set aside; pour off bacon grease from griddle or skillet. Return the bacon to the skillet.
  4. Add the Brussels to the pan and a tablespoon of Perfect KC BBQ Spice Rub and mix completely. Pour in half of the beer the rest can be reserved for sampling. Stir occasionally unseating any stuck-on bits. Your goal is to brown the Brussels and completely cook the bacon, the beer will steam the Brussels, evaporate and leave behind a great flavour.
  5. Remove and serve directly from the pan.

ENJOY!

Ben – Culinary Director
Broil King