Sweet cooked carrots that even my carrot hating family loves. There are never leftovers.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook carrots in a large pot of boiling water until tender. Drain off most of the liquid, leaving bottom of pan covered with water. Set the carrots aside.

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  • Stir margarine and brown sugar into the water. Simmer and stir until the margarine melts. Return carrots to the pot, and toss to coat. Cover, and let sit for a few minutes to allow flavors to mingle.

Nutrition Facts

185 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 21.2g; fat 11.4g; sodium 222.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2004
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! Read More
(987)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2003
A bit bland but good. It needed some spices. I added some garlic rosemary and lemon juice to taste. Read More
(85)
1044 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 79
  • 2 star values: 19
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2004
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! Read More
(987)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
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. Read More
(509)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2003
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! Read More
(105)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2003
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! Read More
(90)
Rating: 3 stars
10/11/2003
A bit bland but good. It needed some spices. I added some garlic rosemary and lemon juice to taste. Read More
(85)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This was the best recipe I've used for carrots and brown sugar. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2002
I've been making carrots with brown sugar and butter for years. Hubby just loves them like this. They are not too sweet. I use canned carrots and do them in the microwave. Very easy. Using a little of the can juice to microwave them the butter and brown sugar end up being sort of a sweet marinade instead of really a sauce. I don't thicken it and actually discard most of the marinade. Just a little bit of the sweet flavor on the carrots is all you need. Read More
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