Sticky Sweet Glazed Brussels Sprouts (Refined Sugar Free)
This 3-ingredient Sticky Sweet Glazed Brussels Sprouts recipe is the perfect Paleo side dish for your next dinner!
I have a problem that I need to discuss. And I need to tell you now that if you don't watch the Bachelorette, you should just skip down this page a bit. Is anyone else really annoyed by this season? I loved Rachel when she was on Nick's show, but this season has been SO boring. And I feel like it has been extremely set up by the producers. It's annoying. I had pegged Peter as the winner in basically all areas but it's become pretty obvious that she ends up with Bryan. It's like the show isn't even trying to hide it anymore or make it seem like her attraction to everyone is pretty equal. It's super annoying. Why am I even watching it anymore? (because I'm obsessed obviously) Am I alone in this or does anyone else agree with me here? Anyways, now on to happier things than bad reality TV show searches for love.
Brussels sprouts were never my thing before Paleo. I thought they tasted gross and smelled even worse. I realized that I was just never having them cooked to my liking. I also realized around that time that it is brussels as in plural, and not just brussel. So, fun fact there. Basically, I'm a burnt brussels sprout fan. The more charred, the better. That's how I like to eat them and I could basically do that 75x a week and say it's in the name of health and "eating more greens veggies." I decided that I should probably try and get a bit more creative with them so I don't get burnt out on my brussels.
A few weeks ago, you may remember that I talked about my big love for Tessemae's dressings. I shared my recipe for this epic honey mustard salad, which conveniently also has brussels sprouts in it that I made with the same dressing I use in this one. If you've tried that yet, then you know how good the refined sugar free, honey mustard dressing from Tessemaes is. I wanted to use that again but take it on a different spin. My other recipe is for a cold salad, so I wanted to try it warm for this one. Why not on something oven roasted?
By cooking the brussels sprouts in the oven, it gives you that downtime to make the honey mustard sauce. It also makes the crispier, which is key. It also means that dinner won't take any longer than normal. Easy dinner recipes are always a plus! The honey mustard dressing is really flavorful so you don't need a ton to get that taste. By mixing it with the olive oil, it helps spread the flavor out across the full dish and really this to the next level. Once the veggies are done and the sauce is ready to go, all you have to do is toss them together and voila! You have the perfect gluten free, grain free, Paleo side dish!
- Brussels Sprouts Ingredients:
- 1 lb brussels sprouts, halved
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp Tessemae's honey mustard
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt + addtl to taste
2. Toss brussels sprouts in 1 tbsp olive oil. Then spread them evenly on a baking sheet.
3. Bake in oven for about 25-30 minutes, until they start to brown. Flip one time halfway through baking.
4. While the brussels sprouts are in the oven, combine the glaze ingredients in a small pot.
5. Mix them together over low heat. Let it thicken for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently so it doesn't burn. Then remove from heat.
6. Take brussels out of the oven when done. Toss them in the sticky glaze until they are evenly coated. Serve immediately.