Why am I always late to the party? And no, I am not talking fabulously, fashionably late either. The kind of late I am referring to is the tragic “missed out on a good thing” late.

I can not believe that it took me 29 years to arrive to the celebration of brussels sprouts. My poor taste buds have missed out on an explosive treat for way too long. *sorry that I’ve let you down buds.* Don’t feel too bad for my taste buds though because this year I’ve been making up for lost time. My sister and I have been on a brussels sprouts binge since and this agave balsamic brussels sprouts with mushroom bacon bites recipe is a fam fave.

I was inspired to create this recipe after seeing a brussels sprouts with bacon dish at a restaurant here in LA. It looked SO good and I was equally upset that I couldn’t try it that I rushed home to make it my own version.

After all these years, I still crave meat and the smell of bacon excites my taste buds. Is that weird? I believe I’ve succeeded as a vegetarian because I fill the void meat left with some great meat substitutes. Fried cauliflower is a great substitute for fried chicken. I use mushrooms as a bacon or steak substitute. So good y’all. And it curbs any craving!

I am so excited to share this agave balsamic brussels sprouts with mushroom bacon bites recipe with y’all today. However, don’t make this dish on an empty stomach because if so, you may end up like me and eat all of the mushroom bacon bites before the dish is done. haha

Like all of my recipes, this one is super easy to make and most of the ingredients you probably already have at home. Continue reading to get the deets on my agave balsamic brussels sprouts with mushroom bacon bites!

Agave Balsamic Brussels Sprouts With Mushroom Bacon Bites

  • 1 lb Brussel Sprouts (cut in half)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Agave Syrup
  • 1 clove Garlic (minced)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)

Mushroom Bacon Bites

  • 1/2 cup Organic White Mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 tsp Grapeseed Oil
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)

Mushroom Bacon Bites

  1. Pour in grapeseed oil in a skillet over medium heat.

  2. After oil is hot, add mushrooms to the skillet and allow to brown and get crispy. About 5 mins. 

  3. Once browned, take out mushrooms from the cast iron skillet and set aside. Leave the fire on for the brussel sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

  1. Add the brussels sprouts to the skillet and saute for about 7 mins or until they start to brown. Stir frequently.

  2. While the brussels are cooking. Combine the balsamic vinegar, agave and garlic in a separate bowl and stir. 

  3. Once brussels have softened (you should be able to put a fork through it) and browned, Stir in the agave balsamic vinegar into the skillet. Allow to cook for about 5 for mins. Stir frequently.

  4. Turn of fire. Stir in the mushroom bacon bites. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Enjoy!


Monique Love

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