One thing I must say is that I’ve never really been one for “sweet and spicy” things. I like sweet, and I like spicy, but never really cared for the two together. In fact, truth be told I much prefer spicy, salty, and sour far more than sweet to begin with. *shrugs* (I was one of those weird kids that didn’t like to eat cake and ice cream at birthday parties.) However, with age I have found a few, grant it still only a few, recipes and foods where I genuinely like the whole “sweet and spicy” thing.
As it turns out this recipe came as a fluke really. It was not my intention to make a “sweet and spicy” dish. I’m not entirely sure what possessed me to add the sweet to this. My partner has made honey glazed corn on the cob for me, so maybe that influenced it. Still not sure, but whatever it was that hit me over the head with the inspiration brink, it worked. I hope you agree and enjoy this side dish as much as me and my partner have.
Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Veggies
(You are more than welcome to use fresh veggies for this recipe. Just take into account a longer baking time.)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Bake Time: 20-30 minutes
- Yields: 4 servings
- 1 large diced White Onion
- 1 can Five Beans (400g/14oz)
- 1 can Baby Carrots Sliced (400g/14oz)
- 1 can whole Green Beans (400g/14oz)
- 3 tablespoons of Butter
- 1 teaspoon of Salt
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried Chili Pepper Flakes
- 1 tablespoon Oregano
- 5 tablespoons of Honey
- Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
- Dice you onion.
- In a loaf pan (9″x5″ is what I used) layer your onion, five beans, carrots and green beans.
- Dollop your butter in three evenly spaced plops on top of the veggies.
- Sprinkle your salt, black pepper, chili pepper flakes, and oregano over the veggies and butter.
- Finally, pour your honey evenly over everything.
- Place in oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until veggies are slightly brown.
- Serve Hot.
About the author Chyina
I’m a Goth/Hippie who loves to try new things and dabbles in anything and everything that I find enjoyment in. That can include but is not limited to, cooking, art, digital design, jewellery making, photography, gardening, nature, animals and whatever else strikes my fancy. I’m an optimistic (occasionally) perfectionist (constantly), who can be very sarcastic (incessantly), but all in good humour. :)