I found a recipe in one of my Junior League cookbooks years ago for Harvard Beets. I remember calling my mom to tell her how yummy they were, and she said my grandma Charlotte always used to make Harvard Beets. And my father-in-law went to Harvard Medical School, so I always think of both him and grandma when I make this recipe.
1 can sliced beets (save liquid)
1 T cornstarch
1/2 t salt
1/4 C vinegar
1 T sugar
Drain beets, reserving juice. Add water to beet juice to make 2/3 cup.
Combine cornstarch and salt in a saucepan. Add the beet liquid and vinegar, and stir until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Boil for 1 minute, stirring.
It's like making pudding. You keep stirring and stirring and right when you think it will never get thick, it does. This mixture will turn from cloudy to clear when it thickens.
Add sliced beets and sugar, heat through.
This makes a sweet and sour beet that is delicious! I wonder why it's called Harvard Beets? Anyone know?
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