BBQ Glazed Smoked Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Go on, tell me you don't like brussels! Everyone loves these sprouts - and they make the perfect smoked side dish or appetizer for the crowd! Bonus points for the creamy aioli for dipping!
- 4 strip bacon
- 1 onion minced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 lbs brussels sprouts stems trimmed and cut in half
- 1 tbsp BBQ Spice Blend
- ½ cup Apple Habanero Bar-B-Que Sauce or other desired Barbecue sauce
For the Spicy Aioli
- 1 tbsp sour cream
- 1 tbsp mayo
- 1 tsp Barbecue Sauce
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tsp BBQ Spice Blend
Preheat the smoker to high. Place a cast iron skillet over the highest heat and cook the bacon until crisp.
Remove from pan and drain, reserving the bacon fat in the pan.
Reduce the heat on your smoker to 250.
Add the onions, garlic, and brussels to the pan and toss to coat in the bacon drippings. Sprinkle the barbecue spice blend over top.
Cover the lid and allow to smoke for 1 to 1 ½ hours, until the sprouts are fork tender.
For the last 20 minutes of smoking, toss the brussels sprouts in half of the barbecue sauce.
Remove the sprouts from the smoker.
Chop the bacon and add it and the remaining barbecue sauce to the pan of sprouts, tossing to coat.
Meanwhile, make the spicy aioli.
Whisk the sour cream, mayo and barbecue sauce together in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Sprinkle the barbecue spice blend over top and serve alongside the smoked brussels for dipping.
Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 387mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 66.1mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2.5mg