Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins
I got this recipe from an old cookbook from 1952. I love harvard beets and this is my favorite beet recipe. It is fast and easy to make. In the winter time you can use a can of diced beets, if you don't have fresh available. Also sometimes I just cook the beets whole, then dice or slice them after "slipping" them in cold water. Slipping beets is a good childhood memory that me and my little sister used to share together.
- 2 cups raw beets, diced
- water, 3/4-inch deep in pan
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup beet juice, from beets (or water)
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Pare and dice raw beets.
- Cook in covered pan until tender.
- Mix cornstarch and sugar.
- Add liquid slowly, stirring into a smooth paste.
- Cook over low heat until slightly thickened.
- Add vinegar and butter.
- Stir to blend and pour over beets.
Boy, Mammafishy! You can't say it wasn't better in the fifties! This recipe was fantastic! I had already dumped my beet juice, so I substituted a bit or orange juice for that and the recipe was excellent! hank you for sharing! Keep up the good recipe sleuthing!