Harvard Beets

Harvard Beets

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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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10 Min
20 Min


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

How to Make Harvard Beets


  1. Melt margarine and add cornstarch to make a roux.
  2. Drain 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.
  3. Add sugar, then add vinegar to taste. It only takes a small amount.
  4. Put beets in glaze and simmer for about 20 minutes or until beets are heated through.
  5. Stir 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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