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Sweet and Sour Beets - Recipe

This dish, known to our grandmothers as Harvard beets, is good made with either fresh-cooked or canned beets.
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Sweet and Sour Beets Recipe
  • Mix together sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in a little of the vinegar or wine to make a smooth paste. Add remaining vinegar (or wine) and water. (Adding all liquid at once can produce lumps in the cornstarch.)
  • Cook over low heat, stirring and scraping sides and bottom of pan often; cook until liquid is clear, about 5 minutes. Stir in the beets, butter and orange zest, if using. Leave on the heat until beets are heated through. Serve warm.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Serving Size: cup
-1/3 cup sugar
-1/4 cup vinegar or dry white wine
-1/4 cup water or beet cooking liquid
-1 tablespoon cornstarch
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-2 cups cooked beets, sliced or diced
-1 tablespoon butter
-1 teaspoon orange zest, minced