Try a sweet glaze on beets or other root vegetables to help balance their
earthy flavor. This easy recipe will work with steamed carrots, turnips or
rutabaga too. Brought to us in collaboration with our friends at Green Mountain Farm Direct.
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
3 cups steamed cubed beets, 1/2- to 1-inch cubes (see Tip)
Combine brown sugar, orange juice, butter, salt and pepper in a large nonstick
skillet. Cook over medium heat until the sugar and butter are melted
and starting to bubble. Stir in beets and cook until most of the liquid has
evaporated and the beets are coated with glaze, 6 to 8 minutes. Serve hot
SERVES 6: ABOUT 1/2 CUP EACH
Calories 74, Fat 2g (sat 1g), Cholesterol 5mg, Carbs 14g, Total sugars 12g
(added 4g), Protein 2g, Fiber 2g, Sodium 164mg, Potassium 277mg.
Nutrition bonus: Folate (17% daily value).
TIP: To prep and steam beets, trim greens (if any) and root end; peel the skin
with a vegetable peeler. Cut beets into 1/2- to 1-inch-thick cubes, wedges or
• To steam on the stovetop: Place in a steamer basket over 1 inch of boiling
water in a large pot. Cover and steam over high heat until tender, 10 to 15
• To steam in the microwave: Place in a glass baking dish, add 2 tablespoons
water, cover tightly and microwave on High until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Let
stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
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