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Roasted Beets with Orange, Ginger and Pecans

Recipe submitted by Trisha K. of Eagle, ID, for the Mambolicious Recipe Contest 2009.

Roasting the beets brings out the natural sweet and earthy taste. The orange and maple dressing makes them appeal to kids. They always jump on these whenever I serve them.

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium beets
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. Ginger People Organic Candied Ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup Equal Exchange Roasted Salted Pecans, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Rinse beets and pierce with a knife in several places.
  2. Wrap each beet in foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes or until tender.
  3. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature. Remove skins and cut beets into wedges and transfer to a serving dish.
  4. In a saucepan, combine orange juice and maple syrup, bring to a simmer.
  5. In a small bowl blend vinegar and cornstarch, add to orange juice mixture and stir until thickened.
  6. Pour over beets and stir to coat. Toss with ginger and pecans and serve.

Chef’s Note: This recipe also works great with sweet potatoes or carrots. A great way to get the kids to eat veggies!
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Number of Servings: 6

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