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Roasted Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Christy Cushing at http://nickelfoodallergy.com/
No need to wait until the holidays to enjoy this delectable healthy vegetable side. Savory low nickel roasted bacon brussel sprouts, are addicting that you'll eat them as you would candy!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Resting time 5 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer, Holidays, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 lbs fresh brussel sprouts
  • 4-5 strips uncooked nitrate free bacon
  • 1/2 a lemon juiced
  • 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or garlic salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and place a piece of parchment paper on a large baking sheet.
  • Prepare the brussel sprouts, by thoroughly washing them in cold water. Next cut off the ends or stems of each individual brussel sprout and if needed peel the top leaf layer.
  • Slice the brussel sprouts in half or in quarters if the brussel sprouts are large and place them on parchment paper on a baking sheet. It doesn't matter which way you place them. I place them with the rounded side down.
  • Evenly squeeze the juice from ½ a lemon over them. 
  • Lightly season the cut brussel sprouts with ground black pepper and garlic salt or just salt if you are avoiding garlic.
  • Cut up 4-5 slices of uncooked bacon into ½ inch or 1.3 centimeter pieces. 
  • Place a little piece of uncooked nitrate free bacon on top of each of the prepped brussel sprouts. 
  • Bake them for 40-50 minutes in the oven. When they look roasted they're done! 
  • Take them out to cool for a couple minutes and then serve them up to enjoy!

Notes

Check on the brussel sprouts after 30 minutes to avoid over baking. Shorten the cooking by 5-10 minutes time the smaller the brussel sprouts are cut, for instance if you're using large buds you cut into fourths. 
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