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Beets in Orange Sauce

 Beets in Orange Sauce
To ensure your family eats their veggies, our Test Kitchen home economists suggest you top beets with an irresistible orange glaze. More Sauce Recipes
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.


  • 8 whole fresh beets
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 medium navel orange, halved and sliced, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel


  • Place beets in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and cook for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Drain
  • and cool slightly. Peel and slice; place in a serving bowl and keep
  • warm.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and pepper; stir
  • in orange juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2
  • minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in orange
  • slices if desired and peel. Pour over beets. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: A 15-ounce can of sliced beets may be substituted for the fresh beets. Drain the canned beets and omit the first step of the recipe.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 63 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 39 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.