WannaRub Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts


  • 1.5 lbs Fresh Brussel Sprouts
  • 1 lb thick uncured bacon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp WannaRub
  • Bamboo paddle sticks (or toothpicks)


Pour Brussel Sprouts (approximately 20-30) into a strainer and rinse. Cut full-size bacon pieces in half width-wise and set aside. In a flat pan, add 1 cup brown sugar and 6 Tbsp of WannaRub and blend well. Take several pieces of bacon at a time, place into the mixture of brown sugar and WannaRub coating both sides generously rubbing the mixture into the bacon. Wrap each Brussel sprout with one-half piece of bacon and secure with a bamboo paddle stick or thick toothpick. Be sure to push the stick at least ¾ of the way into each Brussel sprout. Preheat grill or oven to 350 degrees. If using a grill, double wrap a piece of aluminum foil and place over grill grates and coat with cooking spray. Place bacon-wrapped sprouts on the aluminum foil and cook for 45 minutes until bacon is cooked.

Note: If using regular toothpicks be sure to soak them in a bowl of water for a few hours to absorb moisture before cooking. This prevents the toothpicks from charring during the cook.

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