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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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

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25 mins
45 mins
70 mins


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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

54 calories; carbohydrates 9g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 7g; protein 1g; vitamin a 48.6IU; vitamin c 3.5mg; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 84.7mcg; sodium 119mg; potassium 271mg; calcium 10.1mg; iron 0.7mg.