How to (Deliciously) Burn Brussel Sprouts

It is only because of bountiful baskets that I discovered my adoration of brussel sprouts. I don’t think I ever tried them before but assumed I wouldn’t like them. They really get a bad rap. However as soon as I roasted them, I was in love.
Once I brought home the case of brussel sprouts, I knew I was going to need to try cooking them another way. With steak on the menu for this week, I decided that grilling them would be my first experiment.
The preparation of these these came together easily then I handed them over to the grill master with some simple instructions. He listened diligently and cooked them as I described but when he brought them in the house, he thought they weren’t burnt. I like them a little charred so we went for a taste test. They are fabulous! They are similar to my beloved roasted ones but with the added smokiness.

Grilled brussel sprouts

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Grilled brussel sprouts


  • 1 pound brussel sprouts
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1 t garlic powder


  1. Cut the stem off of your brussel sprouts and remove any leaves that don't look very good (yellow or wilted).
  2. Steam the brussel sprouts for a couple minutes. You could also boil them in a little water. You just want to get them cooked a little because the outer leaves will cook quickly on the grill so this will help make sure they get cooked through.
  3. Toss the brussel sprouts with the oil then apply the seasoning and toss them again.
  4. Skewer a few brussel sprouts.
  5. Grill them for a few minutes then turn them so they cook evenly.
  6. You can serve them on the skewers or pull them off.

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