sharon's delicious beets with pineapple

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Sharon Colyer
from Lexington, KY

I first made this recipe, when a friend gave us some beets out of his garden, about 25 years ago. I thought it was good. Cook time will be a lot less, if you use canned beets, instead of fresh. The cook time listed, is for fresh beets.

serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sharon's delicious beets with pineapple

  • 1 lb
    fresh beets, washed and trimmed (leave 1 inch of stem on and root)*
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1
    (8.75 oz) can pineapple tidbits with syrup (1 cup)
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter or margarine (or vegetarian replacement)
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • *or, a 1 pound can of sliced beets, drained (2 cups)
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How To Make sharon's delicious beets with pineapple

  • 1
    Cook washed and trimmed fresh beets in boiling salted water, until done. Test with a fork. Drain cooking water off & let the beets cool slightly. (Wear gloves to prevent staining your hands.) Skins will slip off, when they are rubbed. Cool more, if needed. Cut off top with stems & bottom with root. Slice in even slices. *Or, use sliced canned beets, that have been drained.
  • 2
    Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt, in a saucepan. Stir in pineapple (with syrup). Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and bubbles. (If you use pineapple in water/juice, instead of syrup, don't use as much of the liquid and add 1-2 tsps. more of cornstarch.)
  • 3
    Add butter, lemon juice, and sliced beets. Cook over medium heat, for about 5 minutes, or until hot. Serves 4.
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