Maple and Turkey Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
If you’ve got a dinner party coming up, try these maple and turkey bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts.
Brussels sprouts lovers will inhale these savory little bites, and even people who are squeamish about the tiny cabbages will want to devour them when they’re hugged by a slice of turkey bacon that’s been painted with a maple and balsamic glaze.
It may look time-consuming to wrap each Brussels sprout in bacon — but these bundles are surprisingly simple to prep.
- 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 24 medium Brussels sprouts
- 12 slices nitrite-free turkey bacon, cut in half
- 24 wooden toothpicks, soaked in water
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400° F. Line large baking sheet with foil. Set aside. Combine maple syrup and vinegar in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside. Wrap each Brussels sprout tightly with half slice of bacon. Secure with a toothpick.
Arrange Brussels sprouts on prepared baking sheet so that they are not touching. Brush bacon with maple syrup mixture. Sprinkle with pepper. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until Brussels sprouts are tender-crisp and bacon is crisp. Remove toothpicks before serving.
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A great veggie and protein as part of lunch or dinner. Also, makes a great snack(tional).