Simple Harvard Beets
A colorful and nourishing addition to any autumn table, this quick and simple dish from Stella Quade of Carthage, Missouri makes a classic side for many meat entrees. TIP: Save the greens from fresh beets and turnips. They're delicious and add extra nutrition to soups and stews.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 cup sliced fresh beets
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons butter
- Place beets in a small saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon cooking liquid; set beets aside.
- In the same pan, combine the sugar, flour, vinegar and reserved liquid. Cook over low heat until thickened. Stir in the beets, salt and butter. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 115 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
Originally published as Harvard Beets in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007
Mar 16, 2018
Confusing, When do you peel the beets, before or after cooking, then when do you slice the beets,
Aug 28, 2017
This is a good basic Harvard Beet recipe. I easy double or triple it. Great for potluck dinner. It always is gone.