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 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 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 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 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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