Sprouts and smoked bacon

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How did we ever choose sprouts as our traditional Christmas vegetable? Who really likes them? Well here’s a recipe that might actually change you mind. Sprouts baked with some home smoked bacon. Anything with bacon is excellent and this follows that rule. 


  • 10 sprouts
  • A chunk of home smoked streaky pork belly
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Chop the smoked streaky bacon into lardons, 5mm x 5mm chunks.
  2. Chop the sprouts in half and take off the outer leaves and discard.
  3. Add the sprouts and bacon to a heat proof pan.
  4. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook indirectly on your Egg at 200C for 20 minutes.

There’s no need to stir on this one, the slightly burned leaves add a real touch of flavour. 

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© Nic Williams 2014