Recipes and Cooking Wine-Poached Beets 3.2 (5) 1 Reviews Red beets tend to stain your hands, so when working with them consider wearing plastic gloves. This spectacular side dish is a delicious accompaniment to chicken. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on May 1, 2007 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 25 mins Cook Time: 45 mins Total Time: 70 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ¾ cup dry red wine such as merlot or shiraz, or apple juice ½ cup water 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar 2 ½ pound beets, peeled, and cut into bite-size pieces Salt and ground black pepper Honey (optional) 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley Lemon wedges (optional) Directions In a large saucepan combine 1/2 cup of the wine, the water, and brown sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add beets. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 45 minutes until beets are tender and can be pierced with a fork, stirring occasionally. Drain. Transfer beets to serving bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Splash with remaining 1/4 cup wine. Drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with lemon wedges. Makes 8 to 10 side-dish (1/2-cup) servings. * You can avoid staining your hands with beet juice if you wear plastic gloved while peeling and cutting the beets. Trim beet tops or leave tops on. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 54 Calories 9g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 54 % Daily Value * Sodium 119mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 9g 3% Total Sugars 7g Protein 1g Vitamin C 3.5mg 18% Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 0.7mg 4% Potassium 271mg 6% Folate, total 84.7mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.