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Smoked Brussels Sprout With Bacon

With each bite of the Brussels sprouts, you get the rich smokey flavor of the crisp bacon, sweet pops of the savory onions and garlic, and the tangy barbecue sauce that rounds out the grilled flavor you crave.
Servings 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • Z Grills Pellet Smoker
  • Z Grills Apple Wood Pellets


  • 4 strip bacon
  • 1 onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb brussels sprouts stems trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 tbsp BBQ Spice Blend
  • 1/2 cup Apple Habanero Bar-B-Que Sauce (or other BBQ sauce)


  • Preheat the pellet smoker to high. Place a cast iron skillet over the highest heat spot and cook the bacon until crisp.
  • Remove the bacon from pan and drain, reserving the bacon fat in the pan.
  • Reduce the heat on your smoker to 250°F.
  • Add the onions, garlic, and brussels to the pan and toss to coat in the bacon drippings. Sprinkle the BBQspice blend over top.
  • Cover the lid and allow to smoke for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until the sprouts are fork tender.
  • For the last 20 minutes of smoking, toss the brussels sprouts in half of the barbecue sauce.
  • Remove the sprouts from the smoker.
  • Chop the bacon and add it and the remaining barbecue sauce to the pan of sprouts, tossing to coat.
  • Serve hot.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, Smoked