If you love Brussel Sprouts, then you must try this Smoked Brussel Sprouts Recipe. They taste amazing and full of smoke flavor.
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Easy Smoked Brussel Sprouts with Bacon:
This Smoked Brussel Sprouts recipe is loaded with flavor. Adding the bacon makes it the ultimate vegetable recipe. The bacon fat gives the Brussel Sprouts amazing flavor.
Even if you are not a fan of Brussel Sprouts, you must give this recipe a try. This is an easy side dish to any recipe. The texture is amazing and they cook fork tender while having the best smoked flavor.
This simple ingredients vegetable makes this side dish budget friendly. Feel free to add a balsamic glaze if you prefer. Add your favorite smoker or grilled meats to complete your meal.
Can you Smoked Brussels Sprouts?
We have made brussels sprouts many different ways. We usually roast them in the oven or grilled them in a foil pan. But smoking them is now our favorite.
Smoking them with the bacon gives them the perfect sweet and salty flavor. This will become your new way to make you favorite veggies.
- Brussel Sprouts (trimmed and cut in half)
- Bacon (chopped)
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
How to Smoke Brussels Sprouts:
- Step 1 – Heat Smoker – Preheat a smoker to 225 degrees F with a water pan.
- Step 2 – Prep the Sprouts – Cut the bacon into small pieces. Then trim the Brussel Sprouts by cutting the stem end off. Then cut the Brussel Sprouts in half. We recommend taking any outer leaves off that are brown.
- Step 3 – Cook Bacon – Fry the bacon in a large cast iron pan over medium high heat. Cook for 4-5 minutes until starting to brown.
- Step 4 – Add Veggie – Add the Brussel sports to the pan cut side down. Season them with salt and pepper. Cook for the Brussel Sprouts for 5 minutes until they start to brown. Then stir to toss with the chopped bacon.
- Step 5 – Cook – Move the cast iron skillet to the smoker. Cook for 45-60 minutes (stirring a few times) until the brussel sprouts are tender and crisp.
- Step 6 – Serve and Enjoy – Remove from the smoker and the brussel sprouts are ready to serve and enjoy.
How Long to Smoke Brussels Sprouts:
After cooking the bacon, we like to cook the brussels sprouts for a few minutes. This creates the perfect sear on the vegetable. Then place the skillet in the smoker for 45 minutes. Cook time will vary.
The results are a smoking and flavor vegetable.
How to Cut Brussels Sprouts:
Before making this recipe, it is important to prepare the Brussels Sprouts. This small vegetables can easily be found at the grocery store. Follow these tips on how to prepare for your smoker.
- The ends are tough so you want to cut these off. It only takes a few minutes and goes very quickly.
- I also like to cut the brussel sprouts in halves instead of leaving them whole. They cook better and it stretches this vegetable to feed my entire family.
- Remove any yellow or damaged outer leaves then cut sides lengthwise to from tip to bottom.
Recipe Tips for Smoked Brussels Sprouts:
- Washing the Brussel Sprouts – Make sure before cooking the brussel sprouts that you wash and trim them.
- Wood Chips – When cooking the brussels sprouts in the pellet grill use cherry, hickory, or pecan wood chips. Choosing the right wood pellets for your pellet smoker adds to the flavor.
- Grill Basket – You can easily cook this recipe on your gas grill in a grill basket.
- Preheat Smoker – Make sure to allow the smoker to preheat to 225 degrees before smoking the vegetable.
- Serving – You can easily serve this side dish with pork chops, brisket, ribs, or grilled chicken.
- Cast Iron Skillet – For best results, we love cooking in our cast iron skillet. You can cook your bacon and then easily add in the Brussel Sprouts. Then transfer to your smoker for a one pot side dish.
Brussel Sprouts Smoker Variations Ideas:
- Seasoning – We used bacon grease to cook the Brussel Sprouts. But you can also cook them in olive oil or melted butter. Add Italian Seasoning or red pepper flakes for amazing flavor.
- Other Vegetables – For added flavor, add in garlic, onion, or peppers when cooking the Brussel Sprouts.
- Sauces – Once this side dish is done cooking, you can easily drizzle the top with honey, maple syrup or barbecue sauce. You can even sprinkle with parmesan cheese for the perfect BBQ side dish.
- Balsamic – Brussel Sprouts drizzled with balsamic is one of my favorites. After they have smoked you can drizzle balsamic over the top for a delicious side dish.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers:
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days. We like to store the smoked brussel sprouts in individual container. This makes for a quick side dish to add with our grilled meats.
When you are ready to reheat, we recommend placing the leftover on a foil lined baking sheet. Drizzle some olive oil over the top and season them.
Place the baking sheet in a preheated oven of 350 degrees for about 5 minutes until heated. You can also reheat in the microwave but the texture may change.
Print Recipe for Smoked Brussels Sprouts:
Smoked Brussel Sprouts
- Preheat a smoker to 225 degrees F with a water pan.
- Cut the bacon into small pieces and trim the Brussel Sprouts by cutting the end off and then cut the Brussel Sprouts in half.
- Fry the bacon in a large cast iron pan over medium high heat for 4-5 minutes until starting to brown.
- Add the Brussel sports to the pan cut side down. Season them with salt and pepper. Cook for the Brussel Sports for 5 minutes until they start to brown. Then stir to toss with the bacon.
- Move the cast iron skillet to the smoker. Cook for 45-60 minutes (stirring a few times) until the brussel sprouts are tender and crisp.
- Remove from the smoker and the brussel sprouts are ready to serve and enjoy!
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