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Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and walnuts

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Many people get turned off by the words 'Brussels sprouts', but they are missing out on one of the culinary world's secret power foods.

Brussels sprouts have a delicious flavor of their own, an almost sweet aftertaste; not at all like cabbage. This recipe is sure to convert a sprout hater to a sprout lover.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of Brussels sprouts
  • 1 8oz bag of chopped walnuts
  • 1 lb of bacon (thickness, your preference)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Soy sauce

Cut the Brussels sprouts in half, and give them a rinse. Rough chop raw bacon, and cook bacon in a pan until half way cooked (the bacon will finish in the oven).

Place sprouts, bacon, and 1/2 the bag of walnuts in a baking dish. Drizzle on olive oil, and mix together until everything is evenly coated. Then add salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees, and back 15-20 minutes, depending on level of 'done-ness'. Halfway through, mix ingredients again so that everything is evenly roasted. Sprouts should have a little char on them, and be tender, not crunchy.

Remove from oven, and place in a serving dish. Add a pinch more salt and pepper, and a kiss of soy sauce on top. You don't want the soy sauce to dominate the flavor pool already happening.

Serve and enjoy!

This recipe serves 4-5, and is a great side meal.

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