How To Make Brussels Sprouts Taste Good (+Recipe)

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The thought, “Brussels sprouts are nasty!”, was ingrained in my head. I’d never tasted a Brussels sprout before in my life, but the thought stemmed from an episode of the Cosby Show. Even today, I can still see Rudy sitting at the kitchen table, fork in hand, picking at the Brussels sprouts on her plate.  Do you remember the episode? Even at the coaxing of her parents, she refused to take a bite. From that day forward, I concluded, Brussels sprouts were the enemy. OK, not really the enemy but <smacks lips> I vowed never to eat ’em.

Years later, while living in Colorado, I signed up for a produce and vegetable co-op. Each week, I received a basket of fresh, in season, fresh fruits and vegetables. Lo and behold, guess what I received in my very first basket? Yep, Brussels sprouts.

The Secret “Sauce”

Have you ever wonder why vegetables at a restaurant taste so good? Please tell me it’s not just me.

Here’s the tea:

The chef didn’t skimp on the buttah – FAT!

Low fat, reduced fat, no fat and vegetables do not mix. Like, who eats salad, or anything for that matter, without ranch dressing? And let’s not forget bacon. EVERYTHANG tastes better with bacon. Bacon is the ultimate food accessory – when in doubt, add bacon.

You reap so many great benefits from eating fats.  And no, fats don’t make you fat.

Fat makes food more satisfying. The reason you’re unsatisfied when dieting.

Fat is essential for the absorption of vitamins found in vegetables.

Fat protects our organs by providing a cushion of protection.

Fat helps with brain function.

Super Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

This is one of my favorite, quick and easy side dishes to pair with a meat, and carb, e.g. chicken and roasted red potatoes.

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons olive oil, coconut oil, or bacon grease (make sure all the sprouts are coated)
  • Salt, I used this one.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut off the ends of the Brussels sprouts and slice in half. Discard any yellow outer leaves. Mix ’em in a bowl with the oil and salt. Pour ’em out on a baking sheet, use parchment paper for easy clean up,  in a single layer. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes, until crisp outside and tender inside. Shake the pan half way through to brown the Brussels sprouts evenly. If desired, sprinkle with more salt and serve.

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Brussels Sprouts from Tea with Tiffany P.’s Kitchen 🙂

//Is there a vegetable you once hated but have grown to love? Have you ever been convinced something was nasty before ever trying it for yourself? If so, spill the tea in the comments below. I would love to hear it!


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My Go-To Hamburger Recipe

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I can’t remember the last time I’ve eaten at Burger King. Back in the day, I would’ve gone there at least once a week. Whopper combo with cheese add mayo, anyone?

Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks. 1 Timothy 4:4

Before I lose you. There’s nothing wrong with Burger King. Food is a good gift from a good Father. It’s you and I who are good at turning a good thing into a bad thing. Food is one of those things.

If you’re thinking, “I knew it! Fast food isn’t bad!” Wayment. Hold your horses. Before you get too far down Freedom Lane, let’s take a quick look at another scripture.

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

If by consuming large amounts of fast food you’re honoring God with your body, more power to ya girlfriend! … God came to give us an abundant life. An abundant life does not include: diabetes, obesity, or high blood pressure. I’d say, that’s a very limiting life. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

Fortunately, I’m here to help you! The next time you’re tempted to swing through a fast food drive-thru, swing by the grocery store instead. Pick up 1lb of ground beef, sirloin or chuck with at least 20% fat (fat is not the enemy) and hamburger buns (I like these).  Then give my base, go-to juicy hamburger recipe a twirl.

Recipe Modifications

I used:

  • 1lb of ground sirloin with 20% fat, instead of 24oz
  • 1/2 tbsp of olive oil instead of vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp hamburger seasoning, you can find this at Walmart
  • NOTE: I formed 4-4oz patties instead of 4-6oz patties as called for in the recipe. As a result, I browned each side for 1 minute and cooked in the oven for 5 minutes. I like my burgers medium well.
  • NOTE: Use 1/2 the spices and salt if using only 1lb of meat.
  • NOTE: I toasted the bun in the the toaster.

Like me, feel free to put your own spin on it too. Add stuff, take stuff away. You can’t go wrong.

Why You Should Cook at Home

  1. Better Quality. Instead of a processed bun, with enriched flour, you consume a bun with fiber, protein, and whole grains.
  2. Cheaper. For the the price of one whopper, you can get 3-4 (depending on size) homemade burgers. Leftovers anyone?
  3. Tastes Better. Have you ever had a homemade burger? Enough said!

//Do you have a go-to hamburger recipe? If so, drop the deets in the comments below. My husband and I have a great appreciation for good, juicy burgers!

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