Beets In Orange Sauce

February 18, 2007

Beets In Orange Sauce

Adapted from Bon Appétit, February 1996

1 bunch beets, trimmed
1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
1 tablespoon minced orange peel (orange part only)
2 teaspoon red wine vinegar

Preheat oven to 400°F. Wrap 2 beets together in foil. Repeat with remaining beets. Place on baking sheet. Bake until tender, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Cool. Peel beets. Cut each into 8 wedges.

Combine beets and remaining ingredients in medium non-aluminum saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until sauce is syrupy, stirring often, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

(Can be made 1 day ahead. Chill. Rewarm over low heat, stirring often.) Serve hot.

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