Hot & Sour Carrots

Hot & Sour Carrots

6 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2009

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon black bean-garlic sauce (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound carrots (5-6 medium), cut lengthwise into 3-by- ¼-inch sticks
  • 1 medium white onion, thinly sliced


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  1. Combine vinegar and black bean-garlic sauce in a small bowl.
  2. 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 information

  • Serving size: about 1 cup
  • Per serving: 92 calories; 4 g fat(0 g sat); 4 g fiber; 13 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 25 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 16,955 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 40 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 388 mg sodium; 368 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (339% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 6

January 21, 2017
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By: Stephanie
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.
October 30, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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
November 02, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
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!
May 21, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
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.
January 02, 2010
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By: mindiplank
Amazing! So simple and yet such flavor. Definitely company worthy and they'll never know!
January 01, 2010
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By: YEG1
Loved it.
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