Absolutely delicious…and so easy!
Prep Time: 5 minutes / Cook Time: 50 minutes
2 lb (1 kg) beets
1 tbsp (15ml) butter
1 medium onion, sliced
2 tbsp (30 ml) honey
2 tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice
1/2 tsp (2 ml) ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp (2 ml) ground cloves
1/4 tsp (1 ml) cracked black pepper
In medium pot, place washed beets with tops removed. Add water to cover. Bring to boil over high heat; reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 40 minutes or until beets are tender. Drain and allow to cool slightly. Remove skins. Cut beets in half, then into wedges.*
In small bowl, combine honey and lemon juice. Set aside.
In non-stick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion slices, nutmeg, cloves and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in honey and lemon juice mixture. Add beets, stirring to coat. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until glazed.
*Note: For those with a busy schedule, the beets can be prepared to this point and refrigerated in a covered container for up to three days. You will have to increase the cooking time another 5-7 minutes to heat the beets through.