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Sweet and Tangy Beets

 Sweet and Tangy Beets
Fresh beets are delicious when combined with aromatic spice and a hint of orange. These ones have the perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours


  • 2 pounds small fresh beets, peeled and halved
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons whole cloves


  • Place beets in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the
  • sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in orange juice and
  • vinegar. Pour over beets; dot with butter. Place cloves on a double
  • thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with
  • string to form a bag. Place bag in slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until tender. Discard spice
  • bag. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup beets equals 214 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 344 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.