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And the Beets Go On

This is an appetizing side dish. Their ruby red color and tangy flavor make these beets an excellent choice for Valentine’s Day.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 cans (13-1/4 ounces each) sliced beets, drained
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate


  • In a large saucepan, combine the beets, cranberry sauce and orange juice concentrate. Cook and stir over low heat until heated through. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 110 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Millieee
    Apr 15, 2020

    I've been making this recipe for many years, ever since it first appeared in the Taste of Home magazine. It's my favorite way to enjoy beets. I use slightly more orange juice concentrate, maybe 1/3 cup instead of 1/4 cup or just add more to taste. When the craving hits, which is every time anyone says the word "beets", keeping the ingredients on hand simplifies the satisfaction I get from throwing them in a pan and heating them up.

  • texasczech
    Apr 29, 2019

    There are several beet lovers in my family, so I decided to serve this at Easter dinner. It was so simple to put together and everyone loved it. ( I only used 1 can of beets and it turned out just fine.)

  • Gorsuch
    Sep 19, 2012

    This is by far, the best beet recipe I have eaten. The only thing I will change is using 2 cans of the cranberry sauce instead of 1 so the ratio to the beets is more even. I want the exact amount of sauce on my spoon as the beets. And yes, I eat it with a spoon because the sauce would slip thru the fork tongs.

  • ChandiP
    Mar 18, 2012

    My whole family loves beets and we eat them often. I was curious about adding cranberries to beets but I have to say We all loved it. You have just the right amount of orange tang to it and the sweetness of the berries WOW! This is a keeper for my family.

  • mama dvorak
    Dec 26, 2009

    I fixed this for a side dish at christmas and I was pleased to find my 20 year old son who does not like beets had 3 helpings!

  • beachman
    Dec 15, 2009

    I'm not a beet fan,but these were great

  • crafty mom
    Nov 24, 2009

    No comment left

  • Millie Tyler
    Jul 3, 2009

    I have made this dish countless times and just realized I had not posted a comment. Beet lovers rejoice (and after taking this to potlucks I have found there are a lot of us out there). This is a wonderful treat. Easy and addictive. I keep the ingredients on hand at all times.

  • Sosumealso
    Feb 15, 2009

    Was a little skeptical about trying this, I don't care for cranberries. It was delicious, will definitely have it again.

  • cosec00
    Nov 28, 2008

    Tried this for the first time this year on T-day. Fast and wonderfully flavorful. This will be a new staple in your T-day menu!