Beets in Sweet Orange Sauce

Fresh beets are first steamed and then glazed, for a flavor-rich, low-calorie veggie side dish.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 8 min
  • Servings 8

8
medium beets (2 pounds)
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
2/3
cup orange juice
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1
teaspoon chopped crystallized ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 Place steamer basket in 1/2 inch water in Dutch oven (water should not touch bottom of basket). Place beets in steamer basket. Cover tightly and heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Steam 45 to 50 minutes (add boiling water during steaming if necessary) or until tender; drain.
  • 2 Place beets back in Dutch oven (without steamer basket). Stir in orange peel, orange juice and brown sugar. Cook uncovered over medium-high heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce is reduced and beets are glazed. Stir in parsley and ginger.

Expert Tips

Crystallized—or candied—ginger is fresh gingerroot that has been boiled in a sugar syrup. Besides being a great ingredient, candied ginger is a tasty as-is snack.

Beets can also be steamed in an electric vegetable steamer. Just follow the timing guidelines given in the owner’s manual.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
60 mg
60 %;
Total Carbohydrate
16 g
16 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.