Glazed Beets Recipe
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Glazed Beets Recipe

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My grandmother used this recipe to get us little vegetable haters to eat our beets! Her special dish made beets taste nearly as good as candy. With the tart-sweet scent of Glazed Beets in the air, it never took us long to jump down from the climbing tree out back when we were called to dinner.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) sliced or diced beets
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 117 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 426mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Drain beets, reserving 1/3 cup juice. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in beet juice and vinegar; cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Add beets and butter; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Glazed Beets in Reminisce Extra June 1994, p49

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linsvin User ID: 1584655 41790
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"So simple to put together, what a punch of flavor! Sometimes going back to just a few ingredients is the only way to go. LOVE THIS DISH. (did use beets I froze from our garden, just drain what juice I could and added water to make 1/3 cup)"

Favaunt User ID: 3265212 12641
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"This recipe got my husband to eat beets!"

Favaunt User ID: 3265212 72198
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"This recipe got my husband to eat beets!"

rodsgirl User ID: 1398588 35733
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2009

"I normally don't like beets but these were really good. The only change I made was to use fresh beets instead of canned and I substituted water for the beet juice. Even my 2 yr old daughter gobbled them up!"

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