Sweet Beets Recipe

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Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In55 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings6
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Beets1 1⁄2 Pound
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Cornstarch1 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cider vinegar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Orange marmalade2 Tablespoon (or ginger marmalade)
 Butter2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 175 Calories from Fat 37

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.5%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g13%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 10.8 mg

Sodium 173.8 mg7.2%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11.1%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g12.9%

Sugars 27.4 g

Protein 2 g3.8%

Vitamin A 3.3% Vitamin C 9.7%

Calcium 2.3% Iron 5.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Wash the beets gently, leaving skins intact.
2) Remove their leaves.

3) In a large saucepan, place the beets.
4) Cover with cold water and boil.
5) Lower the heat; cover the pan and simmer, 45 minutes, or until beets are tender.
6) Drain beets.
7) Cover them again with cold water; slip off skins.
8) Cut beets into 1/2-inch cubes; set aside.
9) In medium saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt; mix well.
10) Add vinegar.
11) Over medium heat, boil, stirring constantly.
12) By this time mixture will be thickened and translucent.
13) Add marmalade and butter; heat, stirring, until butter melts.
14) Add beets; cook, over low heat, stirring occasionally, until beets are heated through, about 10 minutes.

15) Serve the heated sweet beets as relish.