Our Brown Sugar Carrots are made in one skillet and are bathed in a brown sugar glaze! Easy enough for a weeknight meal and special enough for entertaining.
This is a great way to help get you to your 5 servings of fruits and veggies! Come on! We all know we need to eat more veggies. I have to admit……….I’m the worlds worst at consistantly getting all 5 servings in. I love good food and I see no reason why that should’nt apply to veggies as well! Who wants to eat boring, poor tasting food……well, not me my friend!!!! So, let me share with you, what I consider to be a “secret weapon recipe!” A recipe that will merrily propel you on your way to veggie health!
I love making carrots this way. They’re fairly quick to prepare and super yummy. The whole family loves them and the entire batch is always devoured….great effort to reward ratio! As the recipe is written, the carrots are real sweet. If you prefer a less sweet version just reduce the brown sugar to 1-2 tablespoons. I hope you try these really delicious carrots. I bet even your pickiest of eaters will enjoy them! Let’s face it………we all need a few secret weapons in are arsenals………
Brown Sugar Carrots
- 1 (16-ounce) bag whole carrots
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- few tablespoons water-if needed
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs
- In a skillet large enough to hold the carrots, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. When the oil begins to smoke lightly, add the carrots and season with salt and black pepper. Stir the carrots to coat with the oil and seasonings. Continue to cook the carrots on medium-high, stirring them often, for 3-4 minutes
- Add brown sugar to the pan and reduce heat to medium-low. Add water, only if needed, about a tablespoon at a time, if the brown sugar begins to burn. Continue to cook until tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. When carrots are tender when pierced with a fork, add the butter and fresh herbs. Transfer the carrots to a serving bowl and ENJOY!
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