Smoky Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Kyra Williams

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Humans have enjoyed the subtle taste of smoke in food since we began cooking with fire. But you don’t have to buy a smoker to enjoy that authentic smoky taste – with a little bacon, and the right spices, you can achieve that delicious primal flavor right on your stovetop. These Brussels sprouts taste like they were made in a pit master’s smoker and add tremendous flavor as a side to any meal.

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Ingredients

1 lb. Brussels sprouts
1/2 lb. bacon
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. thyme
Kosher sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. In frying pan, cook bacon. Leave grease in pan and set aside cooked bacon.
  2. Meanwhile, roughly shave Brussels sprouts using a mandolin.
  3. Over medium heat, cook garlic in bacon fat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add Brussels sprouts, paprika, thyme, salt and pepper. Sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Chop bacon into small pieces. Remove Brussels sprouts from heat and toss in bacon.
Kyra Williams

Kyra Williams hasn’t always been fit. She used to be quite the opposite, in fact. During her college years, she lived on pizza and beer and packed on an unhealthy amount of pounds, due to total inactivity. One day, something clicked, and Kyra knew it was time to lose the weight. Since that time, she’s fallen so in love with fitness that she’s made it her life’s work to help others to make the changes they need to become fit, active and healthy. Kyra is a self-employed, NASM-certified online personal trainer and nutrition expert, Crossfit Level One Trainer, USA Weightlifting and USA Powerlifting Coach, and she’s helped women all over the world through her online training services and training programs. For more info or to connect with Kyra, visit http://kyrawilliamsfitness.com/.