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Harvard Beets

Harvard Beets

This is an easy delicious recipe for Harvard Beets that uses either canned or fresh beets.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword beets,, canned beets, fresh beets, harvard beets
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Mary Bostow


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 Teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/3 cup beet juice
  • 2 15 oz cans sliced beets
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Using a medium size saucepan combine the sugar, cornstarch, vinegar and beet juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Add the sliced beets and continue to cook until beets are heated through. Add the butter, continue until cook until butter is melted. Sat and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.