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Roasted Beets a L'Orange
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Roasted beets are a hearty accompaniment to any meal. They are delicious on salads and grain dishes and may be served hot or cold. The delicate orange and ginger flavor adds a bit of interest to one of mother nature's tastiest roots.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
1-1.5 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
1-1.5 hours
Roasted Beets a L'Orange
Print Recipe
Roasted beets are a hearty accompaniment to any meal. They are delicious on salads and grain dishes and may be served hot or cold. The delicate orange and ginger flavor adds a bit of interest to one of mother nature's tastiest roots.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
1-1.5 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
1-1.5 hours
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs beets color of your choice
  • 3-4 large oranges
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp orange rind grated
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup or other sweetener
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp salt
  • freshly ground pepper
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Soak beets for 5 minutes in veggie wash and water or one cup of vinegar and water.
  3. Scrub beets to remove surface dirt.
  4. Remove tails and tops and cut into similar size.
  5. Place beets in a single layer in a baking dish.
  6. Juice oranges and add water, if necessary, to make 1.5 cups
  7. To orange juice, add grated orange zest and ginger, agave, salt and several grinds of fresh pepper.
  8. Pour juice mixture over beets and stir to ensure beets are coated.
  9. Cover with lid or aluminum foil.
  10. Bake in a preheated oven for 1-1.5 hours, turning every twenty minutes until the beets are tender and the liquid has reduced and is syrupy.
  11. Adjust seasonings.
Recipe Notes

I do not peel my beets. We love to eat them skin and all.
Make your life simpler by not peeling the ginger.
If you don't have oranges, feel free to use store bought juice.

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