Want something new to do with a CAN OF BEETS?

I found a great recipe from B. Baumgardner of North Carolina in a Cooking for One or Two Book. It is DELISH! Love it!

I did make a few changes of my own from her original. I made the sauce a little thicker and I also added the raisins to cook IN the sauce to soften them a bit instead of adding them at the end.

Orange juice, brown sugar, raisins, beets…. what’s not to love!

It is so quick to make!

Try it, I think you will like it!


Beets with Orange Sauce

Try something a little different with a can of beets! This is a delicious recipe with beets, brown sugar, orange rinds, raisins….. what's not to love?! YUM!
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 109


  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins or dark
  • 1 can(15 ounces) beets sliced, drained (8¼ ounce can was in the original recipe)
  • a few orange peel strips or grated orange peel


  • 1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir orange juice, brown sugar, butter, cornstarch, ginger, salt, black pepper, and raisins until it thickens.
  • 2. Add the beets and heat it through for a minute or two.
  • 3. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the orange strips.
  • 4. Serve immediately.


LEFTOVERS?   Simply reheat them in the microwave for a few minutes.
Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 172IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg


  1. 1patsysr February 24, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Oh Jerry loves beets. Will have to try it.Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S9.

    1. Anonymous February 25, 2021 at 9:24 am

      We both love beets too! This is a delicious change! Let me know if he likes it!


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