Stemple Creek Ranch

Holiday Side Dishes: Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Apples

Holiday Side Dishes: Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Apples

Tangy with a hint of sweetness, this vegetable side dish gets mouth-watering notes of smokiness from our pastured pork bacon. These Brussels have a kick of spicy heat that is mellowed by the creaminess of roasted apples. Delicious!

INGREDIENTS

1 pound Brussels sprouts (preferably organic), trimmed and halved lengthwise
2 cups Honeycrisp apples (about 2-3 apples), cored and cut into bite-sized dice
1/4 pound Stemple Creek Bacon (about 5 strips), cut into 1/2" dice
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (depending on desired level of heat).
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 400F
2. Place the cleaned Brussel sprouts in a large mixing bowl with the apples and bacon.
3. In a small bowl combine cider vinegar, mustard, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper. Pour over the Brussel sprouts mixture.
4. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour Brussels onto the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake on center oven rack for 45-50 minutes, or until sprouts are just browned and bacon is crispy. *Stir half way through baking to insure even roasting.
5. Serve immediately.