Harvard Beets Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Sliced cooked beets/Canned beets2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Cornstarch2 Teaspoon
 Vinegar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Butter1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 254 Calories from Fat 55

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.7%

Saturated Fat 3.9 g19.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 16.1 mg

Sodium 83.7 mg3.5%

Total Carbohydrates 48 g16.2%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.7%

Sugars 41.8 g

Protein 2 g3.7%

Vitamin A 4.5% Vitamin C 6.4%

Calcium 2.1% Iron 4.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Drain the beets, reserving one-quarter cup of the liquid.
2. Combine the sugar and cornstarch and stir in the vinegar and beet liquid (or water). Cook, stirring, over low heat until the mixture is thickened and smooth.
3. Add the beets and the butter and cook until heated through.