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Winter Beets

Yield Makes 8 servings
For a festive look, spoon beets over a bed of gourmet mixed greens.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans sliced beets, drained

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and flour in a heavy saucepan; whisk in vinegar and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in salt and butter.

  2. Stir beets into sugar mixture, and cook over low heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring often. Serve immediately. Or let cool, and spoon beet mixture into an airtight container; chill 8 hours.