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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  • 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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  • I'm a beet lover and enjoyed making beets "from scratch" for the very first time. Very easy to make and a tasty compliment to any main dish, especially on a hot summer day! - 8/16/09

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  • I have never been a beet lover but reading these reviews makes me want to try this recipe - 7/7/09

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  • Could you substitute Splenda for the sugar? - 11/17/08

    Reply from GLOBALJUJU (5/10/09)
    Yes! You can substitute Splenda, and I do. You won't get as much sauce, though. You get so many servings out of this that it doesn't make much of a calorie difference, but if you can't have sugar, perhaps you could add a little extra water.

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  • Sounds like the Harvard Beets my dad used to make. - 11/16/08

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  • Very Good!!! - 7/3/08

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  • Very Yummy. I made them for dinner and then with the leftovers in the morning I ate them cold with some cottage cheese. - 6/13/08

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  • FABULOUS! I made this but sliced a small Vidalia onion into the bowl right before I added the hot dressing. - 6/7/08

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  • I made this for Thanksgiving 2007 and it has been a favorite ever since. I never cared for beets, but this recipe is great and I love it with bulgar dressing. - 3/4/08

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