Orange Beets

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Derf

Beets and orange seem to be a natural together. Very good side dish from Cooking Light.

Top Review by MizzNezz

Lovely side dish! I used my canned beets, so I had this done really quick. The orange is a VERY good compliment to the beets. I added 1 teaspoon sugar to get a sweet tart taste. I used toasted sliced almonds. Thanks for posting this!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 large beets (about 1 1/2 lbs)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 34 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 12 tablespoons chopped almonds, , toasted


  1. Leaving root and 1 inch of stem on beets, trim tops and scrub with a brush.
  2. Place in a large saucepan, cover with water.
  3. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour or until tender.
  4. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  5. Drain, cool.
  6. Trim off beet roots, rub off skins.
  7. Cut beets into cubes to measure 3 1/2 cups.
  8. Melt butter in a large nonstick frypan over medium heat.
  9. Add beets, rind, and next 4 ingredients, (rind through pepper.) Bring to boil, cook until liquid is the consistency of a thin syrup (about 12 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  10. Sprinkle with almonds.

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