Thanksgiving Beets

Thanksgiving Beets


"A delicious side dish that can be frozen and used later, if you like. Just cook them, then bag them up for the freezer. You can cut this recipe in half if you like with no problem. You can also use canned beets, substituting the beet juice in the can for the water."


30 m servings 199 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 199 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 34g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 222 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the beets into a large saucepan. Pour in enough water to cover the beets by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the beets are easily pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes; drain.
  2. Whisk together the brown sugar, vinegar, water, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a saucepan. Add the beets and the butter, turn the heat to medium, and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil. Cook until the sauce thickens slightly, about a minute or two. The sauce will not be sticky-thick, but will still pour nicely. Serve beets hot or cold.
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  1. 48 Ratings


I made these for thanksgiving and they were a huge hit! My husband and I love beets but i have never had them prepared like this before, but i loved the apple, and the holiday spicing was wonder...

Freezing ahead of time was the initial appeal for me, but these were really good using fresh beets, and I wanted you to know that I used Splenda Brown Sugar Blend and it was still great. Lookin...

for a vegetable like beets, that are usually not a favorite, this recipe made this veggie a new fav with me and my kids! very good and easy!

It was nice to try beets in a new way. We love them steamed with butter and salt and this recipe was delicious too. Definitely very "holiday-ish", I might reduce the cloves to just a pinch nex...

My brother, who HATES beets, loves this ... he puts it on ice cream! I added peeled pear chunks with the beets.

These were pretty good. They tasted bitter when hot, but when they cooled down, they were sweet and tasty. That said, it seems to me that beets are one of those foods that people have very set...

These couldn't be better. The only change I made was to use honey instead of brown sugar, and the result was amazing. I let them simmer while I made the rest of our meal, and then let them sit...

excellent!!!! I am not much of a beet eater but will eat them -this was beyond good!!!!!

This is a great quick and easy beet recipe. I love beets and this is a no fail go to recipe especially with fresh beets.