Cast-iron grilled Brussels sprouts are a savory side dish, which complements many outdoor meals. Tossed with bacon and onions, then cooked on the grill, this dish has a great smoky flavor.
If you want to step the dish up a little bit why not experiment with bacon alternatives. Try pancetta as a more sophisticated option, or leftover diced ham.
Brussels sprouts are usually available during the fall and winter months. But sometimes you can still get them during early spring. Avoid frozen sprouts, as these won’t hold up while cooking.
Skillet Brussels Sprouts Recipe
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts whole or halved
- 1/4 pound bacon diced
- 1/2 red onion roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- all-purpose rub to taste
- hardwood fire wood
- cast iron skillet
- Light the campfire; once glowing, heat a heavy cast-iron skillet to medium temperature.
- Prepare the Brussels sprouts by trimming the ends. Slice the sprouts in half, if desired.
- Add the sprouts, bacon, and onions to the skillet. Drizzle with oil and gently toss to coat. Sprinkle with the seasoning.
- Place the skillet toward the back of the grill over medium heat and let cook until the sprouts are slightly browned around the edges and the bacon is crispy, 15 to 20 minutes.