Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Since I make this for dinner parties this is a double recipe, if you are serving a very large dinner party you might want to double and serve it in two bowls, or you may reduce by half if desired, the mustard powder is only optional I always like to add in for an extra kick, 1 teaspoon onion powder is also great to add also --- this makes a wonderful addition to a holiday dinner :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain the canned beets and reserve 2/3 cup of the juice.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt and mustard powder (if using).
  3. Add in 2/3 cup beet juice and vinegar; bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly until simmering and thickened.
  4. Mix in the butter until melted, then add/mix in the sliced beets.
  5. Season with black pepper.
  6. Delicious!


Most Helpful

This recipe was wonderful! I'm the only one in my family who eats beets and I usually just eat them out of the can! I cut the recipe down to one serving, which was perfect for one can of beets. This is very easy to put together and the flavors blend beautifully. Thanks Kitten, for a great recipe that made me feel like I was spoiling myself, for a change.

Deely September 19, 2005

Outstanding and delicious just like all of your recipes. Thanks for posting.

Flue Crew February 02, 2014

Thanks Kitten! Your recipes are always great!
I have not been able to find Harvard beets in any of the local chain grocery stores for awhile now. But, had a craving for them today, so of course, checked out

I was delighted on the taste and how simple your recipe is to make Harvard beets are to make! I made a big batch (on faith) and will have the extras tomorrow.

sassi_02 August 06, 2012

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