About 3 medium beets, greens trimmed to 2 inches, leave roots on. Scrub beets clean. Place in a small amount of water.Bring to a boil, then simmer until tender about 30 minutes. Drain and rinse with cool water. Set aside while preparing sauce.
Combine sauce ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat until sugar dissolves. Set aside.
Trim and slip skin from beets. Cut into small pieces (dice), into bowl. Pour warm sauce over beets and fold to coat evenly..Serve warm or cool.