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Best Ever Brussels Sprouts

Sweet raisins give these roasted brusels sprouts the perfect sweet and salty balance.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: Paleo
Servings: 4 -6
Author: the whole smiths

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. trimmed brussels sprouts halved and quartered
  • 4 slices of uncooked bacon cut into pieces
  • 1/4 C. raisins
  • 1/4 C. chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 C. balsamic vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • optional crumbled goat cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat over to 405*
  • Heat skillet and add bacon pieces, cooking until they are just about done, not fully
  • Remove the bacon from skillet with a slotted spoon and set aside
  • In a large bowl combine brussels sprouts, walnuts, bacon, salt and olive oil, toss to coat
  • Spread brussels mixture into a single payer onto baking pan, you may need two and put into oven
  • Add the balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan on medium and whisk constantly until the vinegar thickens creating a reduction, roughly 10 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, add the raisins to the brussels, give the brussels sprouts a good stir and return to the oven for remaining 10-15 minutes.
  • The brussels sprouts should be browned on the edges with some crispy pieces scattered amongst
  • Once the brussels sprouts are done, plate and sprinkle goat cheese (optional) and drizzle balsamic reduction over the top