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Sweet-and-Sour Beets

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + standing


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
With their jewel tones and tangy glaze, these beets take center stage, reports field editor Emily Chaney of Penobscot, Maine. "They always earn rave reviews!"


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 cups sliced cooked beets


  1. In a saucepan, combine water, vinegar and cornstarch; bring to boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes; remove from the heat. Add sugar and beets; let stand for 1 hour. Heat through just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 49 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable.

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