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Best Beets


  • 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 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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating:
  • lambasio
    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
    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
    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
    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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