Maple Glazed Brussel Sprouts
- 1 lb. brussel sprouts
- 2-3 Tbs. olive oil
- 2-3 Tbs. real maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp. salt (or more to taste)
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder (optional)
Lightly rinse off the brussel sprouts in the sink under a colander. On a cutting board, cut off the stem pieces of the sprouts, keeping the majority of the sprouts in tact. If some leaves fall off, that's okay. Heat a large skillet pan to high heat. Drizzle with the olive oil and place the trimmed sprouts into the pan. Don't toss for a few minutes and let the sprouts start to sizzle and get brown. After a few minutes, toss them around in the pan and drizzle the top with the maple syrup. Let them continue to cook for several minutes as the syrup becomes caramelized and brown. Turn down the heat once they are nice and browned and let them cook until tender. Season and then serve warm.