7-Up Glazed Carrots

Back in the 1970s there was a prime rib chain called Lord Charlie’s that had the best glazed carrots. I asked them how they cooked their carrots that made them taste so good. They told me the secret ingredient: 7-Up. More than 30 years later I found a recipe from Alton Brown for glazed carrots and was able to adapt it to recreate the Lord Charlie’s recipe.

Note: The easiest way to cut 1/4 slices of carrot is to use a food processor with the medium (6mm) slicing disk. If you don’t have a food processor, a mandolin will work.

Servings: 4


  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch discs.
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup 7-Up


  1. Put all ingredients in a 12-inch skillet with a lid over medium heat. Bring to boiling and reduce to simmer.
  2. Put the lid on the skillet and cook for five minutes.
  3. Remove the lid and turn the heat to high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until glaze is fully reduced and carrots begin to caramelize.

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