Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

A sweet, spicy carrot side dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, add the carrots and cover with water; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until the carrots are fork-tender; drain and place in a bowl; set aside.
  2. In the same saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter. Add the brown sugar, hot pepper sauce, lemon juice, orange juice (or pineapple juice), cumin, garlic, and chili powder.
  3. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the sugar bubbles and the spices are fragrant.
  4. Add the cooked, drained carrots; toss to coat the carrots with the sauce.
  5. Season to taste with salt; serve.
Most Helpful

Really good flavor, I went a little overboard on the chili powder because my husband really likes hot foods, a little too hot for me but he claimed it was the best thing he had eaten since the lemon soup in Thailand (he judges how good food is by how much he sweats while eating it) When I make it for guests I will follow the recipe. Always looking for new ways to cook carrots and chayotes, they are cheap here in Nicaragua.

life_at_the_beach March 19, 2016

Very, very good! You prob could get away w/not using any butter I bet. It IS spicy and sweet, but not as spicy as you think reading off the ingredients! Will be a keeper and made frequently since I eat a lot of veggies these days!

Amberngriffinco February 12, 2012

Easy, great taste, inexpensive, and good for you. There's also a lot of room for subtlety in this recipe - in the choice of pepper and hot sauce, and the fruit. I had some fresh pineapple, so I added that in place of the pineapply juice and the sugar. I might try it with just a touch of thyme.

realbirdlady January 07, 2010