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harvard beets

(1 rating)
Recipe by
ginger skaggs
harrodsburg, KY

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.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For harvard beets

  • 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

  • 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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