(also known as Beets with Orange and Ginger)
· 1 bunch fresh beets, greens trimmed and beets washed · 1 orange · 1/4 tsp ground ginger · 2 heaping tbsp brown sugar · 1-2 tbsp cornstarch
Cover beets with cold water in a large pot. Bring to a boil and simmer one and a half hours or until when poked with a fork, the beets are tender. Allow the beets to cool enough that you are able to handle them. Drain and reserve liquid. Peel skin from beets, then dice beets and set aside. To four cups of the beet broth, add the zest of one orange and the juice of one orange. Add ginger and brown sugar and bring to a simmer. Mix cornstarch with a 1/4 cup cold water. Add enough of the cornstarch liquid to the beet broth to thicken slightly. Add the beets to the liquid. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.