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Sweet Ginger Roots

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 15 mins Cook  6 1/2 to 7 hours(low) or 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 hours (high)
Sweet Ginger Roots
Ingredients
  • 3/4  cup  pomegranate juice
  • 1  tablespoon  cornstarch
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  cup  sugar
  • 2  teaspoons  grated fresh ginger
  • 2 3/4  pounds  red and/or golden beets, trimmed, peeled, and cut into 3/4-inch wedges* (6 medium)
  • 12  ounces  carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces (halve any thick pieces) (4 medium)
Directions

1. In a medium saucepan whisk together pomegranate juice, cornstarch, and salt until cornstarch is dissolved. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat; continue boiling for 1 minute. Stir in the sugar; cool completely. Stir in ginger.

2. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine the pomegranate juice mixture, beets, and carrots.

3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 1/2 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 hours. Stir to coat vegetables.

4. Serve warm as a side dish or chilled as a salad.

From the Test Kitchen*
  • To peel beets easily, use a vegetable peeler and peel the beets under slow running water. The water prevents the beets from staining your fingertips.
Nutrition Facts (Sweet Ginger Roots)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 126,
  • Fat, total (g) 0,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 29,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 6,
  • sugar (g) 22,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 6948,
  • vit. C (mg) 10,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 185,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 226,
  • Potassium (mg) 695,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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