Harvard Beets

Harvard Beets Recipe

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I know there are a lot of Harvard Beet recipes floating around. This is my version. Kinda sweet and sour at the same time. I take these to family reunions and make for some of my friends. I use canned beets.

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2 cans of beets
1 tablespoon margarine or butter
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
1/4-1/2 cup sugar
apple cider vinegar to taste
salt and pepper if desired(i skip these)
chopped onions if desired or about 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion

How to Make Harvard Beets


  • 1Melt margarine and add cornstarch to make a roux.
  • 2Drain beet juice into roux and stir until thick. You may need to add a little water. If you want to add onions now is the time.
  • 3Add sugar, then add vinegar to taste. It only takes a small amount.
  • 4Put beets in glaze and simmer for about 20 minutes or until beets are heated through.
  • 5Stir occasionally as they tend to stick.

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About Harvard Beets

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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