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Best Chilled Beets

I really didn't like beets until my mother made these. When I've served them to guests or taken them to a gathering, many people have told me how much they like them. The combination of ingredients may sound a bit unusual, but they really taste good together.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cans (16 ounces each) sliced beets
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 25 whole cloves, tied in a cheesecloth bag

Directions

  • Drain the beets, reserving 1-1/2 cups of juice in a large saucepan. Add cornstarch to juice and mix well. Add beets and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the sauce is slightly thickened, stirring often. Remove the spice bag. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 52 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2478mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • soram
    Nov 7, 2012

    No comment left

  • stilkens9946
    Aug 14, 2009

    I agree that's a little bit to much salt lol. I never liked beets but I tried these at the farmer's market and they were delicious. I make them all the time.

  • FREDAGABLE
    Jul 29, 2009

    I AGREE.... MISPRINTED ABOVE. SHOULD READ 1/2 TSP. IS MORE THAN PLENTY ...I'D CUT IT DOWN TO 1/4 TSP. .. IF ANY AT ALL FOR STORE BOUGHT IN THE CAN BEETS.

  • mary2171
    Aug 24, 2008

    LOL, I better change my copy because I doubt I would make this recipe if it took 12 tsp. of salt.....LOLI am sure it should a half, but I bet you could get away using 1/4 tsp. since you are using canned beets.Mary

  • ViolaB
    Aug 24, 2008

     Shouldn't that read1/2 teaspoon salt?one half teaspoon, that is ViolaB

  • mary2171
    Aug 24, 2008

    I am saving the recipe as I LOVE Pickled Beets. You are right, some of the ingredients sound a little odd, but I am sure it all blends together....TY

  • nancymcsews
    Aug 23, 2008

    1 point