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Beets in Orange Sauce

To ensure your family eats their veggies, why not top your beets with an irresistible orange glaze! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 zest

Directions

  • 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 zest. Pour over beets.
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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 63 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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