Make a statement on your family dinner table with these delightful Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Carrots. The combination of sweetness, savoriness, and a crispy bacon exterior will leave you craving more with every bite.
Bacon Wrapped Carrots
It’s no secret that everything tastes better with a bacon wrap. As a self-proclaimed bacon connoisseur, I’ve wrapped countless ingredients in bacon (check out the links below for a few examples). So, when I say you absolutely have to try these bacon wrapped carrots, I speak with the utmost credibility. They are truly the best of the best and offer an incredible burst of flavor.
These maple glazed carrots are not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make. Simply wrap a carrot in bacon, drizzle it with maple syrup, sprinkle some salt and pepper, and cook it on the grill. It’s a straightforward process that yields a mouthwatering outcome.
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Carrots
These amazing carrots are cooked on the grill, allowing them to reach the perfect level of doneness. While I prefer using my pellet smoker, you can also cook them on a gas grill or even in the oven. The bacon wraps caramelize, thanks to a sticky sweet maple glaze, while the carrots inside achieve the pinnacle of tender perfection.
Aside from their incredible taste, these bacon wrapped carrots are wonderfully simple, requiring only three main ingredients. To save time, I recommend wrapping the carrots in bacon the night before or earlier in the day, covering them, and refrigerating until ready to cook.
If you’re planning to include these carrots in a holiday dinner (they pair exceptionally well with Thanksgiving), you can easily cook them just before serving. Once I’ve finished cooking my main turkey and let it rest for 30 minutes, I increase the temperature on my smoker or oven and get these carrots sizzling. They’ll be ready to plate and serve right when it’s time to carve the turkey.
Ingredients for Maple Glazed Carrots
Not only are these carrots incredibly delicious, but they also require only five ingredients that are likely already in your fridge and pantry. They’re the perfect side dish when you’re short on ingredients.
Here are the five ingredients you’ll need for these bacon wrapped carrots (specific amounts are available in the recipe card below):
- 3 pounds of whole carrots
- 1 1/2 pounds of bacon
- 1/2 cup of maple syrup
- Salt and pepper
Tips for Making Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Carrots
Before placing the carrots on the grill, keep these tips in mind to ensure they come out perfectly cooked:
Wrap tightly: Take the time to neatly wrap the bacon around the carrots, ensuring the ends are tucked in to prevent the bacon from unraveling during cooking.
Use 100% pure maple syrup: Opt for 100% pure maple syrup to enhance the cooking and flavor of the carrots. Although it may be a bit pricier, a little goes a long way.
Watch for grease fires: Make sure to wrap the bacon tightly and check periodically to prevent any pieces from falling off or causing grease fires on the grill.
- 3 pounds whole carrots
- 1 1/2 pounds bacon
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
Preheat: Preheat your grill or smoker to 400 degrees F for indirect cooking. Alternatively, you can use an oven for this recipe.
Wrap and season: Thoroughly scrub and peel each carrot. Wrap each carrot with a piece of bacon, overlapping the ends to secure them. Sprinkle each carrot with salt and pepper.
Grill: Place the wrapped carrots on the grill grates or a baking sheet if using the oven. Close the lid and cook for 25-30 minutes or until the bacon turns golden and crisp.
Brush with syrup: During the last 5 minutes of grilling, brush the carrots with maple syrup. Continue grilling until the syrup begins to bubble. Remove from the grill and serve.
Enjoy: Serve the grilled bacon wrapped maple glazed carrots immediately while still warm for the best flavor.
Indulge in the irresistible combination of flavors and textures found in these savory grilled maple glazed bacon wrapped carrots. They’re guaranteed to be a hit at your next family gathering or holiday feast.