Zesty Carrots A.k.a. Clean out the Veggie Bin

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a simplified version of an old Amish recipe. Kids can make it if you are teaching them to cook.


  1. Steam the carrots until done to your liking, 10 minutes for crisp, 15 for medium, 20 for soft.
  2. Drain water and save for soup stock (ice cubes of vegetable cooking water are easy to save) Pour your favorite BBQ sauce on top and heat through.
  3. Go ahead and add chopped onion, bell pepper or leftover yams or sweet potatoes if you like.
  4. You can also add other veggie leftovers like corn, green beans, cauliflower or broccoli stems.


Most Helpful

This is a really neat trick to pep up your veggies - I used only 2 tbsp of a Chipotle BBQ sauce and the carrots & sugar snap peas took on a new life! Thanks for posting

Bergy July 05, 2009

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