Classic Harvard Beets

Posted: November 12

Time: 40 mins

Yield: 6 servings

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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.


• 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


Step 1

In a saucepan on the stove-top over medium heat, combine the sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, and water.

Step 2

Bring the mixture to a boil and let it cook for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Lower the heat and add the beets and cook on low heat for 30 minutes.

Step 4

After 30 minutes, add in the butter, salt, and pepper.

Step 5

Remove from the heat and serve warm! You can also serve chilled if you prefer!

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