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Harvard Beets

What you need: 

2 tablespoons vegan sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons non-hydrogenated vegan margarine
1 can (16 ounces) sliced beets, drained reserving 1/2 cup liquid

What you do: 

1. Combine vegan sugar, cornstarch and salt. Str in beet liquid, the vinegar and margarine.
2. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly.
3. Stir in beets. Cook until heated through.

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 


Forgot to mention I used fresh beets since I grow them in my garden.  I feel it makes the recipe better, but I hate store-bought canned veggies personally.  I also have to cook the beets first to get the beet juice.  Then I just add the cooked beets at the end, stir them up and remove them from the heat.


I made my own version of Harvard beets a few weeks ago which turned out runny cause; da-da!  Forgot the cornstarch!  I was totally psyched when I found this recipe the other night and I have one word; OMGYUMYUM!  All together too!  Even my gf who is a total meat and potato head loved them.  5 stars all the way!


Unlike Daisy, I'm a beet-lover from day one, and didn't need much convincing.  What a terrific recipe! 

This is the exact way my mother always fixed them when I was growing up (recipe proportions and everything), and it's THE comfort food from my childhood-- served on top of a scoop of mashed potatoes (which somewhat ruins their gorgeous appearance, but sure tastes good).

Yum.  Thanks for reminding me about this one-- I'll probably make some tonight, since I always have beets in the fridge.


I made this tonight, and it turned out very good...however, my childhood memory of beets is "Ugh"...and I found out that still stands.  I cooked the beets because my husband said this recipe is how he remembered them.  Actually, I made a "Fatigue Buster" juice that required 1/2 a fresh beet, so I cooked the other half (and reduced the ingredients, using a sweetener instead of sugar).  My mom would be glad to know I ate mine all gone...of course, there wasn't much.  Sure is pretty, tho!

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