Black Folks Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots In The Instant Pot

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Love easy Instant Pot side dishes? And who doesn’t love a soul food seasoned dish?

Then get ready for Black folks brown-sugar glazed carrots in the Instant Pot – the soul food way!

 

Can you make Black folks brown-sugar glazed carrots in a pressure cooker?

Yes, carrots are cooked beautifully and quickly in the Instant Pot pressure cooker.

With just a handful of ingredients like cinnamon, sugar, beautiful organic whole carrots, and seasonings like thyme, salt, pepper, chicken stock, and butter, you’ll be able to create an all-around delicious soul food side dish!

With an Instant Pot, and in less than five minutes, you can have tender irresistible, Black folks brown sugar-glazed carrots. This simple recipe is sure to don you the title of hostess with the mostest!

 

 

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How do you make Black folks brown sugar glazed carrots in the Instant Pot?

Instant Pot is a multi-purpose kitchen appliance that can perform multiple functions. It’s a pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, steamer, and more!

With so many different dishes that you can cook with an Instant Pot, it’s a must-have kitchen appliance for every home!

The Instant Pot is a life-changing invention that has made cooking vegetables easier than ever!

These brown sugar glazed carrots can be made in less than 5 minutes way the Instant Pot pressure cooker function. Simply add the liquid broth and the butter, sugar, spices, and herbs.

Close the lid and walk away. In only a few minutes, you have this part of dinner complete!

Like carrots, you can also pressure cook rice or cabbage in the Instant Pot in under 5 minutes.

 

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What is the cook time for a soul food carrots recipe in the Instant Pot?

Less than 5 minutes. 4 minutes to be exact!

 

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What is needed to make this Black folks brown sugar carrots recipe?

So what accessories do you need for Instant Pot carrots?

I love Instant Pot to prepare a variety of dishes. Especially for preparing delicious vegetables and side dishes.

The only kitchen equipment you’ll need is the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker itself.

No other cooking accessories are needed! 

An Instant Pot steamer basket or trivet rack are optional but not required for this recipe.

 

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Black folks brown sugar glazed carrots recipe

Ingredients for brown sugar glazed carrots

  • 6-8 whole organic carrots or 4-5 large carrots, skin on 
  • ½ cup of chicken stock (replace with ½ cup of water to make vegan friendly)
  • ½ cup of brown sugar (replace with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon for keto)
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper 
  • ½ teaspoon of dry thyme 
  • 4-5 sprigs of fresh thyme 
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter (or vegan butter)

 

Instructions for Black folks brown sugar glazed carrots

  1. Cut off the carrot tops and save them to make an easy, yummy carrot greens chimichurri!
  2. Lightly score the skin of the carrots, being careful not to cut the carrots into chunks.
  3. Add the carrots to the Instant Pot stainless steel inner pot.
  4. Pour the chicken stock over the carrots.
  5. Add the seasonings (brown sugar, salt, black pepper, dry thyme, fresh thyme sprigs) and butter on top of the wet carrots.
  6. Close the Instant Pot lid (make sure the valve is in the sealing position – up) and pressure cook on high for 4 minutes.
  7. When the cooking time is finished, allow a natural release of pressure for at least 2 minutes.
  8. To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

 

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Black folks brown sugar glazed carrots in the Instant Pot – FAQs

How do you season Black folks brown sugar glazed carrots?

This recipe calls for butter and brown sugar, which creates the carrot’s sweet glaze.

Follow this recipe, or modify it with a bit of olive oil in place of butter. You can also make it your own by including minced garlic or another favorite seasoning. 

 

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Can you sweeten these soul food carrots with honey or maple syrup?

You could use substitutes like cinnamon, maple syrup, or honey in place of butter and brown sugar. And even garnish the honey-glazed carrots with parsley!

In essence, there’s more than one way to make this delicious recipe of candied carrots, just like when making Black folks sweet potatoes and candied yams.

 

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Some people like ranch seasoning, chili powder, or dill. Some sprinkle in a little lemon juice – while some folks don’t add anything at all! 

You can find out what your favorite is by playing with ingredients.

 

Can you make these Black folks glazed carrots keto?

Carrots are another keto-friendly vegetable, like soul food collard greens.

You can make Instant Pot carrots keto by using cinnamon to glaze them instead of brown sugar. You may consider using Ceylon cinnamon, a popular cinnamon variety used in keto-friendly dishes!

 

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Is Instant Pot better for steaming carrots or vegetables?

Carrots and other veggies turn out so delicious when they are steamed. The Instant Pot makes it incredibly convenient to cook these nutritious snacks without waiting for a pot of water to boil on the stovetop or in the microwave.

With Instant Pot, you can pressure cook steam carrots and your main entrée in under 30 minutes!

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How do you pressure cook baby carrots in the Instant Pot?

Pressure cooking baby carrots in the Instant Pot is simple and the same as regular carrots.

All you need are fresh baby carrots.

Baby carrots are usually purchased with the skin already peeled off. Sprinkle some salt and pepper after carrots are cooked, and drizzle with olive oil for extra flavor!

Instant Pot carrots (skin on or off – and baby carrots) only need to be pressure cooked for 4 minutes.

 

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How do you quick-release your Instant Pot safely?

When you are finished cooking in your Instant Pot and want to release the pressure, there is a quick-release method and a natural release method

The quick-release method involves turning the knob on top of the lid counterclockwise until it can’t go any further (positioning the knob/valve down). When you do this, steam will release from the knob/valve on top of the Instant Pot.

The natural release method involves waiting for approx 10-15 minutes (depending on the recipe) after the pressure cooking time has reached zero before releasing any remaining pressure manually.

 

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How do you reheat glazed carrots?

The quickest way to reheat your Instant Pot glazed carrots is by placing them in a microwave-safe dish and microwaving them on high for 60 seconds. 

This method works so well because microwaves heat food from the inside out, which means that your vegetables will be heated evenly.

However, if you prefer to avoid microwaves, place your carrots into the Instant Pot with a small amount of water. Close the lid and use the pot’s ‘keep warm’ setting for about 10 minutes or until the carrots are heated through.

 

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Black Folks Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots In The Instant Pot

Love easy Instant Pot recipes? 
And who doesn’t love a soul food seasoned side dish?
Now you can have Black folks brown sugar-glazed carrots in less than five minutes with Instant Pot!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Instant Pot recipe, Soul Food
Keyword: brown sugar carrots, carrot recipe, carrots, glazed carrots, glazed carrots recipe, Instant Pot, Instant Pot carrots, Instant Pot recipe, keto, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 191kcal
Author: Shaunda Necole

Ingredients

  • 8 carrots skin on, whole organic carrots or 4-5 large carrots
  • ½ cup chicken stock (replace with ½ cup of water to make vegan friendly)
  • ½ cup brown sugar replace with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon for keto
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon thyme dry thyme and 4-5 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Cut off the carrot tops and save them to make an easy, yummy carrot top chimichurri!
  • Lightly score the skin of the carrots, being careful not to cut the carrots into chunks.
  • Add the carrots to the Instant Pot stainless steel inner pot.
  • Pour the chicken stock over the carrots.
  • Add the seasonings (brown sugar, salt, black pepper, dry thyme, fresh thyme sprigs) and butter on top of the wet carrots.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid (make sure the valve is in the sealing position – up) and pressure cook on high for 4 minutes.
  • When the cooking time is finished, allow a natural release of pressure for at least 2 minutes.
  • To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Cook up some bite-sized baby carrots or use whole ones, and don’t forget to add fresh thyme on top for a little extra deliciousness!
  • Pressure cooking baby carrots in the Instant Pot is simple and the same as regular carrots.
  • With their great flavor, instant Pot glazed carrots make a great side dish or delicious appetizer when topped with cheese and bacon bits.
  • Follow this recipe, or modify it a bit with olive oil in place of butter, and maybe include minced garlic or another favorite seasoning. 
  • You could also use 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey to replace the butter and brown sugar. And even garnish the honey-glazed carrots with parsley!
  • Or ditch the brown sugar (you can replace it with cinnamon) but keep the original recipe ingredients for a keto-friendly dish.
In essence, there’s more than one way to make this delicious recipe of candied glazed carrots!
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Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 20482IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg
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Nutrition Facts
Black Folks Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots In The Instant Pot
Amount per Serving
Calories
191
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
8
mg
3
%
Sodium
 
281
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
463
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
40
g
13
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
33
g
37
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
20482
IU
410
%
Vitamin C
 
8
mg
10
%
Calcium
 
66
mg
7
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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3 Comments

  1. Cyrene
    August 2, 2021 / 2:18 am

    Wow! Super easy recipe to enjoy carrots.. What can I replace for thyme?

    • August 2, 2021 / 8:33 pm

      Yes, super easy & delicious is always the mission! You can try oregano if you don’t have thyme – or simply leave it out if you don’t have it. The carrots will still glaze nicely.


 

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