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Beets in Sweet Orange Sauce

Beets in Sweet Orange Sauce
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 8 min
  • Servings 8
Fresh beets are first steamed and then glazed, for a flavor-rich, low-calorie veggie side dish.
Updated January 29, 2007

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

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