Grandma's Harvard Beets

Grandma's Harvard Beets

Pam Maxson Rodriguez 2

"This is my Grandma's recipes for tangy, sweet Harvard Beets. I have tried other recipes, but none are as flavorful as hers."


40 m servings 185 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.7g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 328 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, vinegar and water. Bring to a boil, and cook for 5 minute. Add the beets to the liquid, and simmer for 30 minutes over low heat. Stir in butter, salt and pepper and remove from the heat. Serve warm or chilled.
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  1. 76 Ratings


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 ...

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 cornsta...

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. Bes...

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 do...

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 beet...

I just made these beets. They were very good, however next time I think I will use less sugar and a tad more vinegar.

Let me be clear here first of all.....I simply *do* *not* *like* all. In my mind there is a certain "ick" factor about red slimy veggies. But my hubby absolutely loves the stuff, s...