Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is an easy recipe for fresh beets. Recipe is from "500 Fat-Free Recipes".

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 -6 fresh beets, tops removed
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 12 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 34 cup orange juice


  1. Heat 1 inch of water in a steamer basket and bring to a boil.
  2. Place beets in a colander or steamer basket, cover, and steam for 20 minutes or until tender.
  3. Cool. Peel and slice.
  4. Combine the brown sugar, orange peel, and orange juice in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute.
  5. Stir in the sliced beets and simmer for 5 minutes.
Most Helpful

Super simple, super delicious! Increased the zest and sugar amount.

rosslare August 18, 2012

I cooked the beets, sliced in my steamer machine. Then I was too lazy to do zest, so I used only the brown sugar and orange juice. It was great. Thanks Stephanie. Made for Bevy tag.

Boomette March 02, 2009

this is very good, I increased the brown sugar and orange rind for 7 beets, thanks CD for a great beet recipe!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz February 12, 2007