Sweet and Tangy Beets

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Fresh beets are delicious when combined with aromatic spices and a hint of orange. These have the ideal balance of sweet and sour flavors. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Sweet and Tangy Beets Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Place beets in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Mix sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in orange juice and vinegar. Pour over beets; dot with butter.
  2. Place cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose cloves; tie securely with string. Place bag in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until beets are tender, 7-8 hours. Discard spice bag.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 214 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 344mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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