Easy As 1-2-3 Harvard Beets

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Maven in the Making

Sweet-and-sour style beets, easy and fast!

Top Review by DeniseBC

Thanks so much for putting measurements to a recipe my Granny made for me all the time while she was alive. Just as yummy as I remembered!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar (white or cider)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can beets, drained (sliced, julienned, or diced)
  • 12 cup beet juice, from the liquid in the can
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In small saucepan, combine the ONE tablespoons cornstarch, the TWO tablespoons sugar and the THREE tablespoons vinegar (get it, 1-2-3?)! Stir.
  2. Drain the can of beets, reserving the liquid. Add 1/2 cup of the liquid to the pan.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring till thickened and bubbly.
  4. Add 1 tablespoons butter and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add drained beets and heat in the sauce till hot through.

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