Food & Drink

Orange Cranberry Roast Beets

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 55 minutes Serves: 2

Connie Lane of Penn Valley and her family love beets, so she generously shared many recipes with us, including this tasty one.


4 medium beets, washed well

1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon lemon peel

2 tablespoons dried cranberries

1 cinnamon stick

Salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place beets with ½ cup water in a microwave-safe dish and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Heat on high for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Quarter the beets and combine with orange juice concentrate, lemon juice, lemon peel, cranberries, cinnamon, salt and pepper on a large piece of foil. Wrap tightly in foil and bake 40 minutes or until beets are tender and a sauce forms in foil packet. Remove cinnamon stick and serve warm or chilled.

Per serving: 134 calories; 3 grams protein; 31 grams carbohydrates; trace fat; 0 cholesterol; 451 milligrams sodium; 7 grams fiber; 21 grams sugar; 2 percent calories from fat.