Harvard Beets Recipe

Try this recipe for beets that are combined with sugar, wine vinegar and salt and pepper.

Harvard Beets Recipe

How To Make Harvard Beets

A delicious recipe for Harvard beets with a slightly sour and tangy sauce. A sweet and sour combination with tender beets, and a wonderful reduction from red wine vinegar.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins


  • 16 oz beets, diced or sliced
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup wine vinegar


  1. Drain beets, reserving liquid.
  2. In 1-cup glass measure, pour beet liquid and add enough water to make 1 cup of liquid.

  3. In a 1 quart micro proof casserole or bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, pepper and vinegar.

  4. Stir in beet liquid.
  5. Cook uncovered on high, 2 ½ to 3 minutes stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens and is clear.

  6. Add beets and stir lightly.
  7. Cook, covered, on high about 5 minutes, or until beets are hot.


  • Sugar: 27g
  • :
  • Calcium: 24mg
  • Calories: 144kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 491mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 508mg
  • Vitamin A: 50IU
  • Vitamin C: 7mg
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