Brown Sugar-Glazed Beets

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.

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Brown Sugar-Glazed Beets

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    Ingredients

    3 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons orange juice 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    1 tablespoon unsalted butter 3 cups steamed cubed beets, 1/2- to 1-inch cubes (see Tip)

    directions

    Prep: 15 min Total: 15 min (Quick)
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      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 or warm.

    notes

    Tip: How to Prep & 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 slices.

    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 minutes.

    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.

    No time to prep? Look for Melissa’s brand Peeled Baby Red Beets in the produce section of many supermarkets. They’re peeled, steamed and ready to eat and contain far less sodium than their canned counterparts.

    nutritional information

    Calories:
    74
    Fiber:
    2 g
    Fat:
    2 g
    Saturated Fat:
    1 g
    Carbohydrates:
    14 g
    Protein:
    1 g
    Sodium:
    164 mg
    Monounsaturated Fat:
    0 g
    Exchanges:
    1 vegetable, 1/2 carbohydrate (other), 1/2 fat
    Cholesterol:
    5 g
    Carbohydrate Servings:
    1
    Potassium:
    276 mg
    Nutrition Bonus:
    Folate (18% daily value).
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