Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Onion-Bacon Baby Carrots

I was having a carrot/bacon craving last month and came across this recipe and had to try it! The girls and I really enjoyed it and I hope you do too!

2 large sweet onions, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pounds fresh baby carrots, halved lengthwise
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup french-fried onions
8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup chopped green onions

In a large skillet, cook onions in oil over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.

In a large bowl, combine the onions, carrots, salt and pepper; toss to combine.

Transfer to a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 400ยบ for 40-45 minutes or until tender. Stir in the syrup and butter.

Sprinkle with french-friend onions and bacon.

Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until fried onions are browned.

Sprinkle with green onions. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Yield: 8 servings. Enjoy!

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