Recipe by Pam Maxson Rodriguez
"This is my Grandma's recipes for tangy, sweet Harvard Beets. I have tried other recipes, but none are as flavorful as hers."
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2 (15 ounce) cans
sliced beets, drained
Outstanding! Family loved them, no leftovers!
Bought some fresh beets today and came home and went to All Recipes for some ideas on what to do with them. Tried this recipe,cut back to 1/3 cup sugar and threw in some cloves and cinnamon as I remembered those flavors from my mother's beets. This is a keeper.
Wow these beets were sweet. I should have known when I put all of that sugar in the pan that something didn't look right. This recipe seems to be something that is prepared for a group that doesn't like the taste of beets. I won't make this recipe again, but if I were going to, I would cut the sugar down to about 1/4 cup or less.
I used this for fresh beets. Peel and cut 6 medium beets and steam in a steamer basket for 25 min. Reserve 2T of the red water and add to a 4 cup glass measure combine 1/4 C sugar, 2 tsp cornstarch, 2T cider vinegar and cook in microwave for 2 min. Whisk in 3T melted butter and cook in microwave 1 more minute. Add beets to 2.5 qt casserole and pour sauce on top. Good hot or cold.
Outstanding flavor. My guests were crazy over the Harvard Beets and had to share the recipe and All Recipe Web site so they would leave me alone. Needless to say, there were no left overs.
We all think our own Grandma's recipes are the best, don't we? And you are so right. These are superb! I used fresh beets which I had precooked and then reheated in the sauce as it simmered. Best Harvard beets I have ever had. The butter was the crowning touch. YUM!
These are really good, but too much sugar cut down to 1/3 cup.
I trimed the calories on this by using Splenda instead of sugar and margarine instead of butter. Doubled the recipe as this was not enough to really cover the beets. My husband doesn't like beets but he loved these.
I just made these beets. They were very good, however next time I think I will use less sugar and a tad more vinegar.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grandma's Harvard Beets
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 185
** Calories from Fat: 53
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