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Stovetop Orange Beets


Serves 4-5.


  • 1 bunch beets with tops (3 medium)
  • 1/4 c water
  • zest of 2 orange
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 c orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch


  1. Remove tops from beets and chop. Place in a bowl.
  2. Peel beet roots. Slice 1/4 inch thick. Add to bowl of beet tops.
  3. In a large pot over medium heat, mix the water, orange zest, salt and olive oil.
  4. Add beets and tops. Stir and bring to simmer.
  5. Reduce temperature to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes or until beets are tender but not mushy.
  6. In a cup, mix orange juice, brown sugar and cornstarch until dissolved. Add to pot and stir until thickened. Serve hot.

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