Best Beets Recipe
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Best Beets Recipe

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I enjoy preparing this recipe because it gives me a chance to use the tender, fresh beets from our garden. It's so good, and very colorful!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water or beet liquid
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 cups cooked, sliced beets
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash white pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 142 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 282mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Add vinegar and water or beet juice; bring to a boil. Add all remaining ingredients; reduce heat to simmer. Heat through. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Best Beets in Country Extra November 1990, p47

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lambasio User ID: 4065974 42271
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2011

"I had never made beets before. Our neighbor brought a few over from his garden. I had always turned my nose up at beets when they were served at family gatherings. I tried this recipe, and it was wonderful! I never knew that I liked beets."

nancyphudson User ID: 279258 13010
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Absolutely declicious and easy as can be!! I used 1/2 Cup of sugar and 2 Tbsp of butter. I also used fresh beets that I roasted in the oven."

havetomakedinner User ID: 1605879 201706
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2010

"This was a pretty good recipe. I used only half the butter and that was fine. Next time I think I will add a little lemon juice to the beet water."

FriedaG User ID: 1671534 39490
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"I didn't think I liked beets until I ate some my mother-in-law prepared. I asked for the recipe and this was the one she gave me! That was nineteen years ago."

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