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Quick Harvard Beets Recipe

Quick Harvard Beets Recipe

We grow beets in our own garden, and they're so good in this recipe. They have such a nice flavor and are very pretty when served.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 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


  • 1. In a saucepan, place raw beets and enough water to cover. Cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup liquid. (If using canned beets, drain and reserve 1/4 cup juice.)
  • 2. 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. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 99 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 269149
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2017

"This is the best recipe I have for Harvard beets!! Everyone loved them and they're easy to prepare!!"

Nancy User ID: 8842719 268532
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2017

"This receipt is perfect. It belongs under "pickles" and is better than most and extremely nutritious !"

Melody User ID: 9084296 261503
Reviewed 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!!!"

kshea User ID: 2698812 15999
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"no stars available - great!"

jfreeman79 User ID: 1812495 16509
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2012

"This is my favorite way to make beets now!"

fredaevans User ID: 6360805 14718
Reviewed 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. :>)"

slye10001000 User ID: 5787172 201696
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011


MostlyElena User ID: 5323655 69743
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"I love beets, so it's not a surprise that I liked this a lot. I don't have much of a sweet tooth so I used less sugar than called for and added some Sriracha in its stead. Yummy!"

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