1 12 lbs beets, peeled and quartered (about 4 cups)
3 tablespoons margarine, divided
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 lemon, zested and juiced
Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the beets in a roasting pan. Dot with 1 tablespoon of margarine, and roast the beets, covered, for about 30 minutes. Melt the other 2 tablespoons of margarine in the microwave. Stir in the maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice. Pour this mixture over the beets. Bake, covered, for another 30 minutes, or until the beets are tender and the sauce is thick. Sprinkle with the lemon zest and serve.