Harvard Beets Recipe
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Harvard Beets Recipe

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This pretty side dish’s bright, citrusy flavors are a great perk-up for down-to-earth entrees—and for people who usually shy away from beets. —Jean Ann Perkins, Newburyport, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) sliced beets
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 61 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Drain beets, reserving 2 tablespoons juice; set beets and juice aside. In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Add vinegar, orange juice and beet juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Add beets and orange peel; heat through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Harvard Beets in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p13

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Reviewed Feb. 20, 2010

"I found this to be a great flavor to enhase the beets."

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