Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

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

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.
Most Helpful

4 5

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!

4 5

We love beets and this is a good recipe. I peeled the beets before cooking them, they were very large beets and would have taken forever to cook.. I left out the almonds it would have been a nice final touch (Iforgot to buy them) Thanks Dorothy for another winner

5 5

Oooh, this is so delicious! I've made it over and over again, sometimes topped with chopped pecans, or walnuts, but I love to use pistachios the most of all, the deep red really sets off the bright green of the chopped nuts... Yum!!!