These maple bourbon brussels sprouts are our go-to side dish with any meal. They're fast, easy, and make eating vegetables a delicious experience. Even non brussels sprout fans love these! They're sweet, savory, and full of delicious maple flavor.
Looking for the perfect weeknight side dish? Try these maple bourbon brussels sprouts. They're tasty and quick and go perfectly with any protein. We love eating them with steak or grilled chicken on any average weeknight, but they'd be a great Thanksgiving side too.
- Brussels sprouts
- Maple syrup
- Other ingredients and spices: avocado oil, salt, ground cayenne, and paprika
Step 1: Add bacon to a large pan over medium heat. Cook it 6-8 minutes, until it's beginning to crisp on the edges.
Step 2: Add oil and brussels sprouts to the pan with the bacon. Cook for 5 minutes, until the sides of the brussels sprouts are starting to brown.
Step 3: Add maple syrup, bourbon, and spices to the pan. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes, until the liquid is cooked out and the brussels sprouts are tender. Serve immediately.
Frequently asked questions
Nope! You can omit the bourbon. The flavors won't be quite the same, and the cook time will be less because the liquid will cook out more quickly.
Pancetta would be a great alternative to bacon in this dish. You can follow the same directions.
You can! These brussels sprouts aren't crispy, so they reheat really easily. Just pop them in the microwave for a minute or two and they taste as good as new.