Recipe by beckie
"Sweet cooked carrots that even my carrot hating family loves. There are never leftovers."
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What can I say? Simple and delicious! Here is a tip to make the sauce less runny... I did NOT leave any water in the pan when melting the butter with the brown sugar. This makes for a thicker sauce and when you add your carrots back in the pan, it's perfect!
A bit bland, but good. It needed some spices. I added some garlic, rosemary and lemon juice to taste.
I steamed the carrots instead of boiling them to keep more of the flavor and nutrients. I don't like my vegetables really sweet, so I used about 1 1/2 tbsp butter and 3 tbsp brown sugar. It was just enough to make them slightly sweet without hiding the natural good flavor.
These are tasty carrots. For as much as I am hip on conveinence, I cut up regular carrots vs. using baby carrots, they just have much more flavor. Anyway, I melted the brown sugar with the butter (skipping the water) & added it to the steamed carrots & it was fine. Thanks Rebecca, for the sweet treat!
I don't like cooked carrots as a sidedish by themselves (reminds me of baby food)...rather I like them IN dishes. However, this is the only dish I make an exception for. My mom has been making this since I was little and I make it when I am pressed for time in making dinner a complete and well-rounded meal. However, like another reviewer also said, get rid of all the water, its not neccessary. Also, I just use a TBLS or two of butter. It's fantastic with the many main dish chicken meals also found on this site!
Delicious!! I steamed them instead of boiling, then melted the margarine in the microvave. I also added about a half teaspoon of cinnamon and a quarter teaspoon of nutmeg. I microwaved them for about 2 minutes just before serving them, so they'd be nice and hot. My husband and I absolutely loved them!
I took the advice of some other reviewers and steamed the carrots. I also used a squeeze of lemon, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and a 1/4 teaspoon of nut meg. I also had a carrots marinate in the sauce for about 20 minutes before serving, I just covered the dish with an lid. This recipe was a favorite in my house!
This was the best recipe I've used for carrots and brown sugar.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Buttery Cooked Carrots
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 102
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