Bacon Brussels Sprouts:
This bacon brussels sprouts recipe is from my wife Angel, who loves to make food and home and body care recipes that support people’s journey to optimal health. Check out my wife’s website and facebook page where she shares stories and pics about our life. We know that you will LOVE this bacon brussels sprouts recipe
Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Yield 4 -6 servings
- 1 pound brussels sprouts, washed and ends trimmed off and halved
- 1 pound shredded cabbage
- 1/2 cup minced red onion
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- 4 slices organic turkey bacon
- 3 tbsp. grass-fed butter
- 3 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 cup organic chicken broth
- Pink salt and black pepper to taste
You could also mix in red cabbage, celery, kale, etc. for more veggies and color.
Step #1: On medium heat, fry bacon in 1-2 tsp of coconut oil. Remove bacon once crispy from pan and set aside. Add butter and more coconut oil to pan. Briefly sauté onion, cabbage and brussel sprouts. Add garlic and continue for 1 minute.
Step #2: Add chicken stock, cover and reduce heat to simmer for 10 to 15 mins. This will steam the brussels sprouts and cabbage. Check for tenderness. You can add more stock and continue to cook for a few more minutes if more tenderness is desired. Just before serving, crumble bacon over dish and toss to combine.
Step #3: This is ready in about 30 mins and makes about 4-6 servings.
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
**Nutritional info does not include optional ingredients.
Courses Side dish
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 13 g
Total Carbohydrates 10 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Dr Jockers Comments:
This is a fantastic winter-time recipe. Brussel sprouts are a classic fall-winter vegetable and cooking it up with the chicken stock and bacon makes for a really nice winter flavor. This recipe is loaded with good fats from coconut oil and pastured butter along with tons of anti-oxidants from the sprouts, cabbage, onions and garlic. These veggies are rich in sulfur compounds that have profound detoxification and anti-aging effects in our system.
Be sure to get organic bacon to avoid the toxins that are in industrial meat. Meat that is labeled as “natural” is not good enough. “Natural” labeled meat is most often fed genetically modified grains that are loaded with pesticides and herbicides. These chemicals make their way into the meat and into our bodies.
My favorite bacon is deer (venison) bacon followed by grass-fed beef or pastured turkey bacon. You can find some great grass-fed bacon varieties through US Wellness Meats here