The Hound's Roasted Carrots with Mama Sue’s Pepper Jelly, Burrata & Pistachio Recipe

Sarah Beth Mullins
Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau

The Hound's Roasted Carrots with Mama Sue’s Pepper Jelly, Burrata & Pistachio Recipe

Summertime is the perfect time to try new recipes and branch out from your regularly scheduled dinner menu. Looking for a way to incorporate your whole family in the meal? Visit a local farmers market and recruit your special helpers in picking out the groceries for the week!

The Auburn-Opelika area is home to many farmers markets, making your grocery shopping adventure a true experience. Many local restaurants work to bring farm-to-table ingredients to their menus, ensuring that patrons know where their food is coming from.

The Hound is just one example of a farm-to-table eatery, and below is their recipe for Roasted Carrots with Mama Sue’s Pepper Jelly, Burrata, and Pistachio. The carrots are sourced locally from My Secret Garden in Notasulga, Alabama. Round up your kiddos and make some memories in the kitchen. 


-          5 lbs baby carrots
-          2 oz olive oil
-          1 tbsp salt
-          1 tbsp ground black pepper
-          1 tbsp ground toasted fennel seeds
-          2 oz pepper jelly
-          4 oz burrata cheese
-          1 tbsp roasted pistachios, crushed


  1. Toss carrots with oil, salt, pepper, and toasted fennel. Arrange on a sheet pan and bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven and oven and allow to cool.
  3. Spread pepper jelly on carrots and place back in oven to glaze, about 5 minutes.
  4. To plate, tear burrata cheese and place randomly with carrots on plate. Sprinkle crushed pistachios and garnish with carrot tops (see picture for reference).

The Hound is a family-owned restaurant and bar featuring over-the-top American classics, over 28 craft beers on tap, and so much more. The atmosphere was designed to be warm and welcoming: think a local hunting lodge, antler-pronged barn setting with the hustle and bustle of old time Alabama.

Their food philosophy is the same as their life philosophy: they want to provide a place for people to feel at home and enjoy the simple things they have been given. They source locally and regionally and harvest from The Hound family farm in Lafayette, Alabama when possible. Visit for more information or call (334) 246-3300.


[Photo credit: The Hound]


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