1 pound fresh Brussels Sprouts, stems cut and cut in halves
Salt and pepper
In a small bowl, whisk 3 tablespoons maple syrup, cider vinegar, mustard, soy sauce, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
Cut raw bacon in small bits. Fry the bacon in a large skillet on medium high heat until done. Transfer the cooked bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel.
Soak up all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease with a paper towel using tongs and discard.
Cook the Brussels sprouts in the bacon grease on medium high heat for 5 minutes. Add the maple vinaigrette and toss the vegetables in the sauce for 2-3 minutes until the Brussels sprouts are cooked through. Turn off the heat and drizzle one tablespoon of maple syrup and add the bacon. Season with salt and pepper.
Stir the dish for a few seconds before transfering to serving bowl.