A side dish made with savory smoked brussel sprouts. My smoked Brussels sprouts are delicious and easy to prepare. A simple side dish with crisp bacon and fresh Brussels sprouts combined with some good olive oils makes it extraordinary. You can also pair it with my smoked Prime Rib.
Use your smoker to get that amazing flavor for tender-on-the-inside, crisp-on-the-outside brussel sprouts that will be your favorite new go-to veggie. This recipe is perfect for those who already love brussel sprouts.
Even if you think you don’t like Brussels sprouts, just one bite of these smoked brussels sprouts will change your mind. These tiny cabbages can be transformed by the way they are cooked.
The best thing about these tender, delicious brussels sprouts cook right alongside your favorite smoked meats!
This is why you’ll love this recipe!
Simple to Prepare! These smoked Brussels sprouts are easy to prepare. While they take time to prepare, the preparation work is easy and your smoker takes care of the rest.
Best Brussels Sprouts This recipe gives new life to an often overlooked vegetable. Smoking makes all the difference. They are high-end quality .
A Impressive Side! Steaming broccoli, corn-on-the cob or creamed spinach are all old favorites. A veggie plate is the centerpiece of your side-game.
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Ingredients for Smoked Brussel Sprouts
These smoked Brussels sprouts are easy to make . You probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen, except for the brussel sprouts.
Brussel sprouts: Cleaned, trimmed and cut. Fresh ones are better than frozen Brussels sprouts (which can be too soft and tender to withstand smoking for long enough to retain much flavor).
Olive Oil I prefer extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) for its rich flavor. While you can use any cooking oil of your choice, the smoke point is important if the high heat sear is done at the end.
Kosher Salt- Bring out the best of your brussels sprouts by adding a little salt.
Pepper Black pepper is a great addition to highlight flavor. Use freshly ground black pepper with these Sprouts, if you can.
Bacon Bits These are optional but pack a powerful flavor that is right at home with these sprouts. They add texture and flavor to the sprouts, which enhances their smokiness. Just crisped bacon is always better than store-bought bacon bits.
Recipe Tips and Notes
Make sure you coat the brussels sprouts with olive oil and seasoning.
Every bite must be full of flavor. It is not a good idea to have sprouts “naked”.
A smoker or oven blast of heat at the end will produce a crisp exterior that complements the tender center so perfectly. It gives the vegetables a nice brown color.
I prefer to transfer my sprouts (or any other vegetables or meats) directly to my preheated oven. My smoker is free to continue cooking meats that were cooked alongside my brussels sprouts.
There is no need to go over-season
A little bit goes a long ways, especially if bacon bits are added. After plating your dish, you can add salt or pepper to taste.
You must ensure that your smoker is fully charged before you start cooking your smoked Brussels sprouts. Also, make sure you have aluminum foil or a grill pan ready and that your short list of ingredients is available.
If possible, I suggest washing the brussel sprouts ahead of time so that they don’t drip wet. Otherwise, follow the instructions below. This recipe yields 4 servings
Photos of the preparation of the brussel sprouts to be cooked in the smoker
Heat the smoker to 225°F (107°C ) before you start cooking the dish. Follow the instructions provided by your manufacturer for your particular smoker model.
Prepare the sprouts. Wash the brussel sprouts in the kitchen, then trim the ends (optional), and then cut them in half or quarters. To ensure uniformity and even cooking, make sure that each brussel sprout is the same size. To dry the brussel sprouts after they have been rinsed, use paper towels.
Toss the cut brussel sprouts with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Toss the cut Brussels sprouts in olive oil and 1 teaspoon each Kosher Salt and Black Pepper in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix everything well.
Get ready to smoke. Place the coated Brussels sprouts on a sheet of grilling pans, in a plastic tray, or on aluminum foil. Use foil to fold the edges and make a “basket”, so that the vegetables can be moved to the smoker.
Smoke until tender. For 1 hour, 10 minutes , or until your fork is tender, place your pan, grill sheet, or aluminum foil in the smoker at 225°F (107°C).
The sprouts will cook faster if there is more space between them. I love brussel sprouts so I used 2 pounds. They took longer to smoke if they were crowded together.
Blast ‘Em! To finish the extra 10 minutes you can either sear the Brussels sprouts in a smoker or transfer them to an oven at 450°F (232°C).
Let cool. Serve. Allow the brussel sprouts to cool before you serve them. Toss the smoked Brussels sprouts with butter or bacon bits if desired.
These smoked brussels sprouts are a delicious side dish that is rich in flavor. They can be paired with chicken, smoked beefback ribs or smoked country-style pork ribs as well as steak and seafood. These smoked brussel sprouts can be tossed with pasta or served over rice.
You can also make a big plate of smoked Brussels sprouts with or without bacon bits ! They are so good !
These simple brussel sprouts can be smoked to delicious perfection and are ready to eat!
Storing and Reheating Smoked Brussel Sprouts
Store Smoked Brussel Sprouts in Refrigerator
You can store leftover smoked Brussels sprouts in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Place the sprouts in an airtight container, or in a bowl. Cover them with plastic wrap.
Freezing Smoked Brussel Sprouts
Refrozen cooked brussel sprouts can be frozen for up until 12 months if stored in an airtight container. Place the sprouts in one layer, making sure they are not touching. This will ensure that they freeze well. To flash freeze the sprouts, place them on a baking tray.
Once fully frozen, transfer to a freezer storage bag or container. Usually between 1-2 hours .
Reheating Smoked Brussel Sprouts
The best method to heat smoked brussel sprouts is to transfer the desired amount to a lightly greased sheet or onto aluminum foil. After transferring the brussels to a lightly greased sheet pan or aluminum foil, heat them in a preheated oven for 5-10 minutes. Once they are heated to your liking, you can then reheat them at 350°F (125°C).
Microwave is the fastest way to reheat food. To reheat your brussel sprouts, heat your microwave safe dish in increments for 30 seconds.
Smoked Brussel Sprouts FAQs
Can frozen brussel sprouts be used?
This recipe won’t work with frozen brussel sprouts that have been cooked. They will be too soft. Follow my recipe if you can find frozen-fresh Brussels sprouts. For the best (and most delicious) results, I recommend fresh brussels sprouts.
Can Imitation Bacon Bits Be Used In Place Of Real Ones?
Definitely. This dish will be fine for those who don’t like bacon or prefer imitations. You can substitute bacon for the texture of sunflower, sesame, or pepitas.
What other seasonings can I use besides salt and pepper?
Although I love this recipe with its classic flavors, you can experiment with different seasonings, herbs and spices. White or black truffle oil can be used in place of regular oil.
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