Harvard Beets (Sweet Sour Red Beets)

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 15 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the dry ingredients.
  2. Add vinegar and water and stir until smooth.
  3. Cook 5 minutes.
  4. Add beets and let stand desired minutes. (Can marinate in fridge overnight or just while you prepare other dishes).
  5. Before serving, heat to boiling point and add butter.
  6. Serve warm.


Most Helpful

This recipe for beets is outstanding. I used Kuzu instead of cornstarch. I used 1 fresh beet and cooked it first, used 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of water (I think I'll try 2 tbsp water next time).

stelladallas March 17, 2003

This was excellent. Very tasty! Easy to make. My husband and I enjoyed them very much.

Keri Caldwell September 03, 2002

Yum! Lately I've been on a beet craze and I had never had them this way. My Grandma told my Mom that she loved them this way but hadn't had them since her Mother was alive. I usually use only fresh beets but had some whole canned ones to use up from some pickled eggs I made and this made them taste wonderful! I can only imagine that fresh beets would be out-of-this-world. I had them with grilled chicken breast and dilled buttered potatoes and everything tasted good with the sauce.

Engrossed August 05, 2010

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