Balsamic Beets with Toasted Pecans

Think you don’t like beets? This easy recipe will make you think again.

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[cooking_tip]Beets boost energy like no other vegetable, because they are so high in natural sugars.[/cooking_tip]

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  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  • 2 teaspoons butter or margarine
  • 3 medium beets, steamed, peeled, and sliced or 1 jar (15 ounces) sliced beets, drained

[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”15 minutes”]

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In medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, toast pecans, stirring often, until browned, about 4 minutes. Transfer to plate. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In same skillet over medium-low heat, cook vinegar, sugar, and butter. Add beets. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Cook, stirring often, until beets are heated through and all liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Top with pecans. Serve at once.

[nutrition-info calories=”86″ calories_fat=”” fat=”6g” sat_fat=”2g” choles=”5mg” sodium=”140mg” carbs=”8g” sugars=”” protein=”1g” fiber=”2g”]

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