Roasted Carrots on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Mmmm. Lovely sweet delicious roasted carrots. Made on the Char-Broil Big Easy in no time at all. Nothing fancy, nothing hard, just great flavor. You might think that your Big Easy is just for poultry or pork, but it’s great for making sides too. These carrots take no time at all, so you can toss them on your Big Easy while your turkey is resting.

Roasted Carrots on the Char-Broil Big EasyI like to partially cook my carrots first before putting them on the Big Easy. Cooking raw carrots over high heat  can make them dry out a bit. Cooking them just a bit first and then roasting them produces tender, juicy, flavorful carrots every single time. The same approach can be used with cauliflower and broccoli.

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Roasted Carrots on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Note: I prefer to pre-cook my carrots before putting them on the Big Easy. You can skip that step and put them directly into the Big Easy if desired. Just add a few minutes to the cooking time to get them tender.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Mike

Ingredients

  • 12 large carrots peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Bring an inch of water to a boil in a large skillet or shallow pot.
  • Add carrots and boil until just tender. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Transfer the carrots to the Big Easy (you'll need a Bunk Bed Basket or two to fit them all in at once, or you can roast them in batches).
  • Roast the carrots until golden brown, 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove carrots to a plate and drizzle with the oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve garnished with the chopped parsley.

Roasted Carrots

I love the flavor from roasted vegetables, mostly carrots or Brussels sprouts and sometimes cauliflower. They have such a great sweetness to them. Sometimes I roast canned tomatoes for soups. Or I’ll roast onions as a side dish. And of course, a favorite, roasted garlic. Nothing is as simple as these roasted carrots. And nothing is as tasty.Roasted Carrots

Roasted carrots were the perfect side for our mushroom pork tenderloin with roasted garlic mashed potatoes. And hey, there’s no law that you have to only roast one vegetable at a time. Toss a few beets in there too. Just make sure they are all about the same size.

Also try my root beer carrots. Root beer makes for an excellent glaze.

Roasted Carrots

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Author: Mike

Ingredients

  • Carrots
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Thyme dried or fresh
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Place carrots on a baking sheet. Drizzle lightly with the oil, rotating the carrots to get them coated.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and thyme.
  • Roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes, rotating once, until the carrots just start to soften. You don't want them to get too soft - a little crunch is good.