Quick Harvard Beets
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 3 cups sliced raw beets or 2 cans (16 ounces each) sliced beets
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- In a saucepan, place raw beets and enough water to cover. Cook until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup liquid. (If using canned beets, drain and reserve 1/4 cup juice.)
- In another saucepan, combine sugar, flour, vinegar and reserved beet juice. Cook over low heat until thickened. Stir in beets, salt and butter. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 133 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.
Nov 24, 2019
I love Harvard beats and have since a child this is exactly like my mother’s recipe but sometimes she would substitute the vinegar (she used apple cider vinegar not white) with orange juice!
Nov 15, 2019
My grandmother and mother always added a sprinkling of ground cloves to their Harvard Beets. Delicious!
Oct 25, 2018
My favorite way to enjoy cooked beets.
Feb 14, 2018
I love this recipe!
Jul 8, 2017
This is the best recipe I have for Harvard beets!! Everyone loved them and they're easy to prepare!!
Jun 26, 2017
This receipt is perfect. It belongs under "pickles" and is better than most and extremely nutritious !
Feb 18, 2017
My Mom made these when I was a little girl. I always loved them. Haven't had them in a long time. Got to thinking about it and she always called them Harvard Beets. Well, low and behold, I found the recipe!!!
Jun 24, 2012
no stars available - great!
Apr 4, 2012
This is my favorite way to make beets now!
Apr 4, 2012
Vollied at a major kitchen here in Southern Oregon for a year (Sr. Citizen center, Meals on Wheels, etc) and first time I saw this recipe ... the top line was 'Serves 1,000.' Trust me, there were NO left overs. :>)