Sweet and Sour Beets

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

These are pretty much like Harvard beets, you can use canned beets slices (use one can) for this, or fresh cooked beets, I prefer the fresh cooked! also adjust the sugar to taste. You can double this recipe if desired, don't omit the orange zest, it really adds a kick to the beets!

Top Review by christineanne68

LOVE this recipe! So Delicious! I did omit the orange since I didn't have any on hand, doubled the sauce as well as used fresh organic beets. NO HFCS like the jarred shelved kind! Thank You:)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl mix together the sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir in a little of the wine or vinegar to make a smooth paste.
  2. Slowly drizzle in the remaining wine or vinegar and the water (adding all the liquid at once can produce lumps in the cornstarch).
  3. Transfer the mixture to a saucepan; cook over low heat stirring and scraping bottom of the pan often.
  4. Cook until liquid is clear (about 5 minutes).
  5. Stir in cooked beets, butter and orange zest; stir until the beets are heated through.
  6. Season with black pepper is desired.

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