Sweet Beets

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 47.8
  • Total Fat: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.1 mg
  • Sodium: 149.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g

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Freshly boiled beets with a sweet and tangy sauce Freshly boiled beets with a sweet and tangy sauce
Number of Servings: 10


    1 bunch beets (I use 5 smallish ones)
    1/3 cup sugar
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 tsp corn starch
    1/4 cup white or cider vinegar
    1 TBS butter (1 TBS oil can be substituted here).


Boil beets until tender. Let cool, peel and slice into rounds or cut into cubes.

Mix the sugar, salt, vinegar, and corn starch in a small frying pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and mix in the butter.

Pour over the beets. Serve immediately or put in the fridge for later.

I tried using light olive oil when I was out of butter, and it was almost as good (still very tasty)!

If you've never cared for beets, this recipe will change your mind! It's addicting!

Makes 10 1/2-cup servings.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GLOBALJUJU.

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  • Very, very yummy! I used Brown Sugar Stevia in place of the sugar, and added cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves. Served it with my turkey breast and it felt just like a Thanksgiving dinner. Can't wait to make them again! - 2/28/17

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  • Delicious! My 13 year old daughter and I ate them all. Thanks! - 8/9/11

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  • Tried this recipe because my family loves beets. Everyone liked it. Will use this recipe again and again. - 7/9/11

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  • Great recipe! A keeper. - 2/18/11

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  • I just made these for Thanksgiving and they were delicious. What we didn't eat with dinner we saved for a salad with other leftovers. So easy to make! - 12/1/09

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