Sweet-Sour Beets Recipe
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Sweet-Sour Beets Recipe

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I've been making these beets for special occasions ever since I found this recipe. They're so tasty and liked by just about everyone who's tried them. I grow beets in my garden, so I make them often.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cans (13-1/4 ounces each) sliced beets, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 117 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 198 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, flour and salt. Add the water, vinegar and butter. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Gently stir in the beets, pineapple and raisins; heat through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet-Sour Beets in Country Extra May 2001, p51

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