Steak Skewers with Roasted Brussels Spouts and Sweet Potatoes {and Bacon!}

This meal is everything I love. Grilled steak. Roasted veggies. Meat on a stick. And bacon.  I know everyone makes a huge fuss about bacon and all it's wonders and most of the time I find it overrated.
Except when it comes to brussels sprouts. {p.s. did you know it is actually brussels sprouts? I had no idea there was an 's' on the end of brussels} Anyways, for years I refused to eat brussels sprouts. My mom attempted to make them once when I was a kid and the smell coming from the stove was so terrible, none of us even attempted to eat them.
After that, I wouldn't go near them.  So imagine my shock when one night, my boyfriend (aka The James) served dinner with a side of brussels sprouts and I ate those little baby cabbages up like they were crack.
The secret ingredient? Bacon. Brussels sprouts are one thing bacon definitely makes better. No overrated-ness here.

Steak Skewers with Roasted Brussels Spouts and Sweet Potatoes
Adapted from here


For the steak

  • 1.5lbs Flank Steak, sliced in long strips
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Aminos {soy sauce for non-paleo peeps}
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • Salt and Pepper

For the veggies

  • 1 pkg Brussels Sprouts, halved
  • 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes, diced
  • 4 slices Bacon
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Place steak in a ziploc bag. Whisk together all marinade ingredients in a small bowl, pour over steak. Seal and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour and up to over night in the fridge.
  2. 30 minutes before you're ready to grill, soak skewers in water to prevent burning.
  3. Preheat oven to 425F and start up your grill. 
  4. Fry up bacon until crispy. Crumble when cooled. Make sure you save the leftover grease.
  5. Combine brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes in a bowl. Drizzle bacon grease and additional olive oil if necessary. Season with salt and pepper and toss together.
  6. Spread out in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes. When done, mix in crumbled bacon
  7. Meanwhile, 'thread' steak strips on a skewer, pound thin, and grill for 1-2 minutes on each side. Allow to rest for a few minutes before devouring

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