Best Beets

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jul. 11, 2023
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!


  • 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


  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Add vinegar and water or beet liquid; bring to a boil. Add remaining ingredients; reduce heat to simmer. Heat through.

Nutrition Facts

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