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Caramelized Onions and Beets

As retired farmers, my husband and I enjoy delicious, down-home foods. These onions and beets have just the right amount of sweetness, so they complement a variety of main dishes.—Violet Klause, Onoway, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds whole fresh beets (about 12 medium), trimmed and cleaned
  • 6 medium onions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine or cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Place beets in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover and cook for 35-40 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid; cool slightly. Peel and quarter beets; set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onions in butter until tender; add sugar and vinegar. Cover and cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until onions are golden brown, stirring frequently.
  • Add the beets, salt, pepper and reserved cooking liquid to skillet; cover and cook for 5 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 95 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • annrms
    Sep 3, 2016

    I'll gladly jump on the 5 star train for this recipe. We loved the sweet yet tangy taste. Will make again and put it on my keeper list!

  • sgronholz
    Jan 14, 2016

    What an outstanding way to serve beets! We loved the sweet flavor and I look forward to making this recipe again and again!

  • Helem
    Sep 23, 2012

    The absolute best beet recipe! I have made this once a week all summer.

  • dmgentile
    Jul 23, 2011

    great way to cook beets!!!!