With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F).
In a large ovenproof skillet, sauté the beets in the oil and butter over high heat. Season with salt and pepper. Bake, stirring frequently, for about 50 minutes or until the beets are tender. Add the cranberries and maple syrup. Continue baking for about 10 minutes or until the cranberries begin to burst.
Serve with the Meatball Stew or the Roasted Turkey with Meatball Stew.