Beets in Orange Sauce

Beautiful addition to any meal that can be served all year around. It is quick to make. It just takes canned beets, a large orange, sugar and corn starch.

No one in my family will eat beets and I enjoy them. So every once in a while I get hungry for them. This time I made my version of Harvard beets. My mother raised beets in her garden and we would can pints and pints of them. Beets were served often in all kinds of ways. They make delicious pickled eggs and was a staple at all the picnics we had.

Beets in Orange Sauce

  • Servings: 6 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • I 15 1/2 ounce can beets with juice
  • zest and juice of 1 large orange
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • pinch salt


Zest orange and squeeze juice into a small bowl. Mix corn starch into the orange juice.

In a sauce pan pour the beets and all the juice from the can. On medium heat cook for 5 minutes . Sir in orange juice mixture and orange zest. Simmer for 5 more minutes until sauce is thickened. Serve immediately.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. I love beats šŸ˜‹ must be delicious with orange flavor šŸ˜‹

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks for taking time and commenting.

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  2. Edna says:

    I love beets. I usually just pickle with sugar and vinegar, but this recipe sounds great. I have to add that I just discovered your blog, and your recipes are so clearly written and easy. Last night I made your celery seed dressing and served it with spinach, hard cooked eggs, bacon, green onions, mushrooms and dried cranberries. We ate so much salad that we couldn’t finish our steaks. Thank you for the recipes.

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    1. Janet Nelson says:

      Thank you. I like beets too. These are also called Harvard Beets. You usually find that recipe in older cookbooks. I just added the orange zest. I started this blog to have an easy platform to share recipes to a small group of people I knew from a chat room that were having a hard time making ends meet after the 2008 melt down. Slowly I figured out how to post pictures and use other tools on this platform. The group moved on after the chat room closed and I had removed all the early posts that was just a recipe. I just kept the ones that I had taken pictures and tried to follow the formats used by other bloggers. I didn’t post for a year. I checked one day and there was followers and comments on the posts that I had left up. So I just started adding to it when I had time and something good to share. Thank you for letting me know how you enjoyed my dressing recipe.


  3. ragnarsbhut says:

    This does look tasty. Are the flavors equally noticeable? Does one flavor override the other?


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