About this recipe: This is a super-easy side dish. There is no prep required and it's cooked in the microwave. Caster sugar, apple cider vinegar, mixed spice and cornflour are heated in a microwave until thick, then stirred with beetroot and mandarin oranges.
This recipe looked good but i didn't have all the ingredients so i improvised. I cut the sugar in half, used 1-1/3 cups white vinegar and 3/4 cup apple juice for the apple cider vinegar, and also used 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp allspice and 1 tsp dried ginger for the apple pie spice, and used fresh golden beets( about 4 medium sized). To this I also added 1/3 cup dried gogi berries. i then proceeded to braise the whole mixture on the stove in a frying pan on medium heat. when the beets were "al dente" i stirred together 1 tsp cornstarch with 1 cup cold water then added it to the beets. when the sauce thickened i removed from stove and served. - 16 Feb 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I was looking for something to do with my canned beets and found this recipe. Very good intenons- I would just suggest cutting the sugar, it was a bit too sweet for me. I also cut the seasoning just a bit and added some freshly grated ginger and broken pieces of ramen noodle uncooked. Definitly good, we ate it all! - 14 Jan 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Fixed it last night and followed it exactly. Easy and excellent. We love harvard beets but this is even better. - 11 May 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)