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Harvard Beets

This sweet and sour beet dish is great with fresh beets steamed on the stovetop, but cooking beets in the RV can be a pain so more often I use either a can of sliced beets or the refrigerated vacuum packed beets from Costco. The Costco beets can either be sliced or cubed and they taste just like freshly steamed beets.


 1 can beets
 1/2 cup sugar
 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
 1/4 cup mild vinegar, like apple cider vinegar
 1/4 cup water
 2 Tablespoons butter


In a small pan mix the sugar, cornstarch, vinegar and water before putting on the heat. Bring to a boil and cook stirring regularly for five minutes or until thickened. Add beets, remove from heat and let stand for 30 minutes or longer. Just before serving heat until desired temperature is reached. Add butter and stir.

Serves: 2 to 4
Beets Sugar Vinegar Stovetop

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