I never (ever) thought I’d say this but… I think I’m addicted to brussels sprouts.
I can’t get enough of them. I like them roasted. I like them deep-fried. I like them stir-fried. I just don’t like them boiled (ew).
They’re the star of this skillet… see them glistening in all their sprout-y glory? Ok, they’re actually glistening because I cooked them in coconut oil but I suppose that’s neither here nor there. Or maybe it is here and there…
Let me introduce you to the rest of my friends – the other players in this skillet game: ground turkey, red bell pepper and a blend of spices. Then there’s brussels, who you know. Obviously.
On their own, these players are pretty chill. But together, they make for an awesome team. Like, so good I’d put them in my bracket. Oh wait, brackets are for basketball right? Wrong season, wrong sport… I should probably stop using sports analogies when talking about food (but I won’t).
When it comes to sports, all I really care about is what I’m serving during what game. I love cooking for football games. I hate actually having to watch the game…
But, if I was rooting for a team, it’d be… TEAM BRUSSELS SPROUTS.
I’m pretty sure people would be overall happier if we rooted for food instead of sports. I feel like sports just makes people stress out? Hm, I just thought of this… if I could root for any food, I’d root for roots! Just so I could say I was rooting for roots. Goooo Beets!
I should probably stop writing these blog posts at 1am…
Make this skillet for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or for brunch or brinner. Basically, anytime because this skillet is delicious. It’ll score you points with friends and family 😉 Maybe put a fried egg on top for a slam dunk 😉
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt, adjust to taste
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon cayenne
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- ½ pound brussels sprouts, shredded
- Melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the onion and stir-fry for 5 minutes or until the onions are soft.
- Then add the ground turkey, garlic and spices and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the meat is completely cooked through and no longer pink.
- Set some of the meat aside in a bowl to make room for the brussels sprouts.
- Melt the remaining coconut oil in the skillet and add brussels sprouts and a bell pepper. Stir-fry for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
- Add the meat back into the pan and mix well. Serve.