Science says beets' anti-cancer chemicals inhibit skin, lung and liver tumors in mice. Beets also may help the heart by lowering artery-damaging homocysteine. You can use canned beets, but freshly cooked ones retain more nutrients.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Scrub beets, leaving on root and 1 inch of stem. Place beets in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 45 to 60 minutes or until tender. Drain.

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  • Remove skins and cut beets into wedges. In a saucepan, combine remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; simmer until thickened. Add beets and toss.

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Nutrition Facts

148 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 20.8g; fat 6.8g; sodium 66.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2009
This was a delightful surprise. I'm the one in the house who normally can't stand beets so I picked this on a whim. Imagine my shock to find myself absolutely loving a beet dish for the first time ever!! Read More
(12)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/28/2005
I liked the taste of fresh cooked beets. A nice change from the usual tinned variety. However did not like the ginger in this at all. It didn't work well with the beets. It made them too spicy / peppery. Mustard with the orange juice would work much better instead of ginger. Read More
(12)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
03/28/2005
I liked the taste of fresh cooked beets. A nice change from the usual tinned variety. However did not like the ginger in this at all. It didn't work well with the beets. It made them too spicy / peppery. Mustard with the orange juice would work much better instead of ginger. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2009
This was a delightful surprise. I'm the one in the house who normally can't stand beets so I picked this on a whim. Imagine my shock to find myself absolutely loving a beet dish for the first time ever!! Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2007
This was pretty good. I used dried pineapple instead of the candied ginger based on another reviewer's complaint about the spiciness of the ginger. The pineapple worked well. The recipe mostly tastes like beets in thick orange juice. Not hugely exciting but not bad either. It might actually be more fun with pineapple juice instead of the orange juice. The pineapple and nuts (I used pecans instead of walnuts) were an added bonus. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2006
We loved this recipe for beets it is a refreshing taste then the norm thanks for sharing. I would proudly serve this to my dinner guests Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2009
Was very Good dish eat it was hot let chili then enjoy the dish Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2014
I thought I did not like beets in any recipe. This one is good and my husband liked it too. Read More
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