A steak is just a steak until you add sides.  Then the steak turns into a meal.  Everyone always focuses on the main entree, but fails to put any thought into the supporting cast.  A good side can elevate an OK meal to a great meal.  For this reason, I like to focus on side dishes every once in a while.  Like today, I am making brown sugar glazed carrots.  These carrots are boiled in a sweet brown sugar glaze that perfectly cooks the carrots and glazes them with a sweet flavorful glaze.

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

These carrots are the perfect side for any entree.  I serve them with beef, chicken, lamb and even grilled fish. It is always good to have a simple well rounded side in your recipe box, that you can pull out at a moments notice.

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots – (from About.com)

  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pepper, to taste

In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine all of the ingredients.  Stir well to make sure that every thing is combined. Bring to a boil.

Combine all of the ingredients

Once the mixture starts to boil, turn the heat down to medium and continue to cook uncovered for about 25 minutes.  Cook until the carrots are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.

When the mixture has mostly evaporated, make sure to stir frequently to make sure that it does not burn.

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots Closeup

Serve with your favorite meal and watch these get devoured.

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  1. We do a similar dish but ours adds just a touch of tarragon at the end. Nice savory and sweet flavor that way.

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