The hot-and-sour sauce on these quick sautéed carrots is not for the timid palate. They have an abundance of bold, spicy flavor. Try them with steamed white fish and brown rice.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2009


Recipe Summary

20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine vinegar and black bean-garlic sauce in a small bowl.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add carrots, onion and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are beginning to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the sauce and cook, stirring, until the vinegar has evaporated, 30 seconds to 1 minute.


Ingredient Note: Black bean-garlic sauce, a savory, salty sauce used in Chinese cooking, is made from fermented black soybeans, garlic and rice wine. Find it in the Asian-foods section of most supermarkets or at Asian markets. Refrigerate for up to 1 year.

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 13.4g 4% DV; dietary fiber 3.6g 14% DV; sugars 6.5g; fat 4.1g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 16954.6IU 339% DV; vitamin c 8.2mg 14% DV; folate 24.6mcg 6% DV; calcium 40mg 4% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 15.2mg 5% DV; potassium 367.6mg 10% DV; sodium 388.3mg 16% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Made some changes but only because I did not have all the ingredients. Used balsamic and then 2 tbs black bean sauce plus added a handful of fresh garden peas. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this tonight for a healthy snack and it was fantastic! The recipe said to add crushed red pepper but it didn't specify the amount so I just added a sprinkle. This is sooooo good! Yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Loved it. Read More
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Amazing! So simple and yet such flavor. Definitely company worthy and they'll never know! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I've made this several times since you first printed it. It's allways a hit with everyone. TRY IT - - - YOU'LL LIKE IT!!!! Easy and tasty. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
not spicy enough? maybe my store bought black bean sauce wasn't strong enough? but i would have liked this recipe to have more of a kick. Pros: easy and fast Read More