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Bourbon Glazed Brussels Sprouts

A delicious and amazingly easy brussels sprouts from the Whole Smiths. Paleo friendly, gluten-free and grain-free.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side, Vegetable
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Grain Free, Paleo
Servings: 4 -6
Author: the Whole Smiths


  • 1 lb. bacon pieces
  • 1 lb. brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 1 C. Pacific Foods chicken broth
  • 1/4 C. coconut sugar
  • 1 shot of whisky
  • 1/2 C. chopped pecans
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat a large skillet on medium high heat
  • Once hot add bacon pieces and cook bacon until pieces are slightly crispy and fat has rendered
  • Using a slotted spoon removed pieces and set aside
  • Pour 1/2 of bacon grease out leaving the other half remaining in hot pan
  • Add brussels to the hot grease in pan and toss to coat
  • Let brussels sit for a minute to brown and get a good crisp, roughly 1-2 minutes
  • Repeat until brussels are crisp and brown on the outside
  • Add chicken broth to the pan
  • Using a spatula scrape bits off of bottom of pan to deglaze (those are the tasty bits, get them up!!)
  • Add the coconut sugar and whiskey and toss to coat
  • Bring heat down to medium and let liquid boil away
  • Toss in pecan
  • Salt to taste and serve