Tender, freshly steamed beets are perfectly accented by a balanced combination of oranges and balsamic vinegar. Serve them with a roasted chicken and haricot verts.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
- 1 lb whole beets, scrubbed with ½ inch of stem left
- 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Steam the beets for 35 minutes, trim the ends, and slip off the skin. Quarter the peeled beets and set aside.
In a small saucepan, dissolve the cornstarch in the orange juice. Turn the heat on low-medium and add the balsamic vinegar, orange marmalade, and black pepper. Stirring constantly, bring the glaze to a simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and gentyl toss the steamed beets in the glaze.
Makes 6 servings.