Tangy and sweet, Classic Harvard Beets is an old-fashioned recipe seeing a revival in dedicated fans. After tasting it, you'll see exactly what the hype is about: the beets are tender, bright, and fresh, gleaming an attractive ruby red across the table. You literally can't look away from it. Classic Harvard Beets is a vegetable side that brings out the best in the savory richness of the holiday table.
Ingredients• 1/2 cup white sugar • 4 teaspoons cornstarch • 1/3 cup white vinegar • 1/3 cup water • 2 (15-ounce) cans sliced beets, drained • 3 tablespoons butter • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
In a saucepan on the stove-top over medium heat, combine the sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, and water.
Bring the mixture to a boil and let it cook for 5 minutes.
Lower the heat and add the beets and cook on low heat for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, add in the butter, salt, and pepper.
Remove from the heat and serve warm! You can also serve chilled if you prefer!