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Sweet And Sour Citrus Beets

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Sweet And Sour Beets is a delicious side dish recipe. The irresistible combination of sweet and sour taste of this beet dish won't let you go away from it.
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
  Orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated orange rind 1 Teaspoon
  Grated lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cooked julienne beets 4 Cup (64 tbs)

In top of double boiler, blend 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 1/2 cup each orange juice and lemon juice until smooth.
Place over direct heat and stir constantly until sauce is thickened.
Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup each sugar and butter or margarine, 1 teaspoon each grated orange rind and grated lemon rind, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Stir until sugar dissolves and butter is well blended.
Stir in 4 cups cooked julienne beets and heat over low heat until beets are piping hot. (Or place over hot water to reheat, and to keep hot until serving time.)
To cook whole beets, cut stalk to 2 inches in length.
Do not peel or remove root.
Cook, covered, in boiling salted water until just tender about 30 to 45 minutes.
Remove stalk, root and skin and cut in julienne strips.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish
Stir Fried

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1199 Calories from Fat 412

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 47 g72.2%

Saturated Fat 28.9 g144.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 121 mg40.3%

Sodium 1951.7 mg81.3%

Total Carbohydrates 184 g61.2%

Dietary Fiber 19.4 g77.5%

Sugars 125 g

Protein 17 g34.9%

Vitamin A 34% Vitamin C 218.9%

Calcium 5.2% Iron 2.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sweet And Sour Citrus Beets Recipe