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Simple Harvard Beets Recipe

Simple Harvard Beets Recipe

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 TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 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.

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buttermilk maid User ID: 2350303 272334
Reviewed 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."

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