Beetroot and Mandarins

    15 min

    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.

    6 people made this

    Serves: 4 - 6

    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 275g vacuum packed beetroots, sliced
    • 1 1/4 (295g) tins mandarin oranges, drained

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Whisk together sugar, vinegar, mixed spice and cornflour in a large, microwave safe bowl until combined.
    2. Cook in microwave on High until the mixture is boiling and has thickened, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes. Stir the beetroot and mandarin oranges into the thickened sauce. Allow the beetroot to reheat in the sauce, do not microwave further or the mandarin oranges will come apart. Serve either warm or cold.

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    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)