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Beets in Orange Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.

Makes

8 servings

To ensure your family eats their veggies, why not top your beets with an irresistible orange glaze! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Beets in Orange Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
<B>Editor's Note:</B> 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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