Brown Sugar-Glazed Beets Recipe
Brown Sugar-Glazed Beets

Beets go well with so many flavors.

Try a sweet brown sugar glaze on beets or other root vegetables to help balance their earthy flavor. This easy recipe also works with steamed carrots, turnips or rutabaga.

I especially love this Brown Sugar-Glazed Beets recipe, lightly sweetened with orange juice and brown sugar

Brown Sugar-Glazed Beets Recipe

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook time: 15 minutes

    Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Brown Sugar-Glazed Beets Recipe Ingredients

    3 tablespoons dark brown sugar

    2 tablespoons orange juice

    1 tablespoon unsalted butter

    ¼ teaspoon salt

    ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

    3 cups steamed cubed beets, ½- to 1-inch cubes (see Tip)

Brown Sugar-Glazed Beets Recipe Directions

    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.

Tip: How to Prep & Steam Beets: Trim greens (if any) and root end; peel the skin with a vegetable peeler. Cut beets into ½- 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.

Brown Sugar-Glazed Beets, Vegetarian


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