Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Good for the Thanksgiving holidays! Quick to make if you use canned beets (plus you won't get your hands all purple!).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt; slowly stir in orange juice.
  2. Add butter or margarine and orange zest.
  3. Over medium heat, cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
  4. Reduce heat to low, add beets and cook just until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Most Helpful

Great strong orange flavor! I added 1 tbs cider vinegar to the sauce. Perfect!!!

rosslare January 11, 2014

Exactly the same recipe my mom used to make beets. It's fantastic.

BMac November 19, 2011

This was super good. I didn't use orange zest as I didn't have any. Also used Splenda brown sugar blend for the sugar. Thanks for a great, easy recipe. I'll never eat beets any other way, unless pickled.

Connie Lea April 08, 2010