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Roasted Beets With Orange Sauce

Roasted Beets With Orange Sauce
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  • 4 ServingsServings


  • 11/2 lb small beets, leaves trimmed, each peeled and cut into four chunks
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 orange, rinsed (for peel and juice)
  • 1/2 tsp anise seeds (optional)



1 Preheat oven to 450 °F. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.

2 In a medium bowl, toss the beets with the olive oil until well coated.

3 Spread beets on baking sheet in a single layer.

4 Bake 30–40 minutes. When done, beets should be easily pierced with a sharp knife.

5 While beets bake, grate the zest from the orange. Place in a small bowl. Cut the orange in half. Squeeze the juice (about ½ cup) into the bowl with the orange zest. (Use a large spoon to press the inside of the orange to extract more juice.) Add anise seeds (optional). Set aside.

6 When the beets are tender, return them to the tossing bowl. Pour the juice mixture over the beets. Mix well to coat, and serve.

Source: NHLBI