Beets With Orange Zest

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beets with orange zest

Eat your beets. This recipe is a scrumptious way to eat this super nutritious vegetable.

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  • 4Servings


  • 4 large beets, trimmed
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 tablespoon minced orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar


1. Preheat oven to 400. 

2. Wrap 2 beets together in foil. Repeat with remaining beets. Place on baking sheet and cook until tender, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Cool. 

3. Peel beets. Cut each beet into 8 wedges. 

4. Combine beets and the remaining ingredients in medium saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until sauce is syrupy, stirring often, about 8 minutes.

5. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Tip: Can be made 1 day ahead. Chill. Rewarm over low heat, stirring often.