Nutty Orange-Glazed Beets and Sweet Potatoes

Nutty Orange-Glazed Beets and Sweet Potatoes


PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES

PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellie’s Whole Pickled Beets
  • 2 cups chopped, peeled raw sweet potato (1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup orange juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 4 green onions, sliced 1/2 inch thick (including greens)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup pecans, toasted
  • Black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Makes 6 side-dish servings.

  1. Drain beets; reserve 2 tablespoons beet liquid. Cut beets into halves; set aside.
  2. Heat sweet potatoes and 3/4 cup orange juice in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes or just until potatoes are tender. Stir in bell peppers. Remove from heat; stir in green onions. Place mixture in a shallow serving bowl; add beets. 
  3. In same skillet, combine reserved 2 tablespoons beet liquid, remaining 1/4 cup orange juice and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil about 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened and syrupy. Spoon over beet mixture, tossing lightly. Sprinkle with pecans. Season with black pepper, if desired. Serve immediately.


NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per serving (1/6 of recipe): 130 calories; 2 g protein; 24 g carbohydrate; 4 g fat; 334 mg sodium; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g dietary fiber;less than 1 mg iron; less than 1 mg thiamin; 6449 IU vitamin A; 129 mg vitamin C.