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Diabetic Spiced Beets

This easy recipe from Mae Flint of Ionia, Michigan can't be "beet". Mae marinates canned beets in a mixture of vinegar, clove, pepper and bay leaf for a tart side dish that is sure to appeal to even finicky eaters.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) sliced beets, drained


  • In a saucepan, bring the vinegar, water, bay leaf, clove, pepper and salt to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in sugar substitute until dissolved. Pour over beets. Cover and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight. Discard bay leaf and clove. Serve with a slotted spoon.

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  • Rita1943
    Mar 7, 2017

    I love this quick recipe.Even if I were not diabetic, I would love this recipe and it goes well as a side with anything.

  • Ann1107
    Jul 8, 2010

    Wonderful dish, goes with almost meat dish. I have now made this several times.

  • tiptip
    Apr 15, 2007

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