Brussels Sprout Onion Jam Sliders are quick roasted sprouts in olive oil and herbs, stacked onto a skewer with bacon, Brie and onion jam!
Who loves Brussels sprouts?
Hey, I don’t hear any cheers out there!
Truth be known, I love my granddaughter helping me prepare Brussels sprouts but I never loved to eat them… until now!
Cabbage. They smell and look like cabbage, something else I had to create better recipes to enjoy eating.
- Fancy Apple Salad Cabbage Bowls – A Waldorf apple salad with walnuts, raisins, shredded cabbage and a cider vinaigrette served in a cabbage leaf, never looked so fancy!
- Healthy Turkey Stuffed Cabbage Rolls – the best appetizer or side dish you will make from leftover turkey, barley or rice, dried fruit and spicy nuts.
Sure, they still smell bad (be honest), but the flavor is quite good and the health benefits are crazy good. We like that, don’t we!
What Is A Slider
Then why not a neatly stacked Brussels sprout on top and bottom with bacon, cheese and a yummy condiment (onion jam also a chutney), in the middle?
I created these Brussels sprout sliders with all the goodies of a regular slider (bacon, cheese and a condiment), because I wanted to ‘love’ eating Brussels sprouts.
It worked, because I used to Hate Brussels Sprouts!
What To Serve With Brussels Sprout Sliders
Imagine these beautifully presented, gourmet created Brussels Sprout Sliders alongside that Thanksgiving turkey.
Probably far more inviting than any other Brussels sprout dish you’ve eaten for Thanksgiving!
Brussels sprout sliders are scrumptious served with so many dishes; burgers, grilled fish, seared tofu or simply a side to any other dish.
What Is Onion Jam
Usually, an onion jam is a lovely batch of onions, cooked down until they are caramelized, with a splash of balsamic for a great umami flavor.
However, I’ve taken a delicious onion jam and set it on fire!
The heat of Ghost Chili, in my Onion Jam, simmered in maple syrup, balsamic and smoked chili powder, is a great condiment with heat, for these sliders!
How To Make Brussels Sprout Sliders
Tossing the Brussels sprouts in olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and lightly roasting them, prepares them to be slid onto a skewer stick along with the remaining ingredients.
While the Brussels sprouts roast, go ahead and pop the bacon into the oven to roast as well.
Slice the brie into small cubes and get out your jar of onion jam.
What? You don’t keep my Chili Onion Jam in your fridge?
Well, no worries, the recipe is below and can be made as fast as the roasting, going on in the oven.
Assembling Brussels Sprout Onion Jam Sliders
Assembly is easy:
First, simply slide a halved Brussels sprout onto the skewer, or appetizer stick.
Next, slide on the sliced bacon and brie.
Finally, a dollop of onion jam and the other halved Brussels sprout to hold it all together.
This must be why I called these sliders… lotta sliding going on here!
- Chili Onion Jam
- Brussels sprouts
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Smoked chili flakes
- Wooden appetizer skewers
- Mixing bowl
- Cookie sheet
- Cutting board
- Chopping knife
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Small spoon
Brussels Sprout Onion Jam Sliders
- 24 6-inch wooden skewers
- 2 Cookie sheet pans
- Parchment paper
- 1/4 cup Ghost Chili Onion Jam homemade
- 24 Brussels sprouts cut horizontally in half
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 tsp Smoked chili flakes
- 12 Bacon slices uncooked
- 4 oz Brie
- Preheat oven to 350Lay a sheet of parchment paper on each of the two cookie sheets.
- In a bowl, toss cut Brussels sprouts, olive oil, salt and pepper. Place the seasoned brussels sprouts on the prepared sheet pan, cut side down.
- Lay the bacon slices on the second prepared sheet pan.
- Place both sheet pans in the oven. Cook the bacon until brown but still soft enough to pierce with a toothpick, about 15 minutes. Cool.Roast the brussels sprouts about 20-25 minutes, until softened but still maintaining their bright color.
- Cut the bacon into 1-inch square pieces. About 4 squares per strip
- Cut the brie into ¼ inch thick slices, and then into squares, as close to uniformity as the bacon squares. The idea is to cut the bacon and cheese into sizes that fit between 2 ends of Brussels sprouts, leaving a little showing.
- Each skewers will get 2 slices of brussels sprouts, 2 squares of bacon, 1 cube of cheese and a dollop of onion jam. Place one end of the Brussels sprout on the toothpick, followed by a piece of bacon, then cheese, again with another square of bacon, a 1/4 teaspoon of onion jam, and finish with a second brussels sprout at the end. Place on a platter and sprinkle smoked chili flakes across.
- Serve room temperature or pop in the oven for just one minute, but do not melt the cheese. These will store a day or two in the fridge.