Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.
Not too long ago I discovered what quickly became a favorite in our house: bacon-wrapped tater tots, cooked on the Char-Broil Big Easy. They’re very, very addicting. I dream about them. Really. Well, I was in the grocery store the other day and I noticed that Brussels sprout season was winding down. Those little sprouts looked inviting. I usually roast them in the oven, but a voice in my head said “bacon”. Actually there’s always a voice in my head that says “bacon”. Bacon always goes well with Brussels sprouts, so why not wrap them in bacon and cook them until crispy yummy?
These bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts are nothing but absolutely delicious. You will eat them like popcorn, one after another. I used a very simple spice mixture of Italian herbs, but anything will work just great, from just salt and pepper to Creole seasoning to garlic salt. You name it, you can’t go wrong.
Although I cooked the sprouts in my Big Easy you can also cook them in the oven at 425 F, on racks, until crispy.
If you want to enjoy Brussels sprouts cooked on your Big Easy but without the bacon, check out my roasted Brussels sprouts recipe. If you love bacon like I do, my maple bacon carrots are crazy good too!
Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
- 2 pounds Brussels sprouts depending on their size, you should be able to fit upwards of 30 sprouts in the Big Easy, 15 in the large basket and 15 in the bunk bed
- 10 slices Bacon cut into thirds (i.e. 1 piece of bacon for every 3 sprouts)
- Your favorite seasoning
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
- Add the sprouts and boil for 5 minutes or until just starting to soften.
- Drain and run under cold water to stop the sprouts from cooking.
- Fire up your Big Easy.
- If your sprouts are large you may wish to cut them in half lengthwise.
- Lay the bacon out on a flat surface and sprinkle it with your seasoning of choice.
- Add a sprout to one end of the bacon and roll it up. Place seam-side down into the Big Easy basket.
- Lower the basket into the Big Easy and cook 25-30 minutes or until the bacon starts to crisp.
- Remove from Big Easy and let rest 5 minutes before serving.
Nutritional values are approximate.