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Sweet and Sour Beets Recipe

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Sweet and Sour Beets

Sweet and Sour Beets

Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
Beets are one of those vegetables we often overlook, and they're rich in nutrients and antioxidant compounds. This recipe is a great way to enjoy beets.


  • 1 pound beets, about 3 large beets, stems removed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped, about 1/2 to 3/4 cup
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Put the beets in a large saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until beets are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Drain, cool, peel, and dice the beets.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add onion and saute until onion is just tender and aromatic. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute longer. Stir in the flour until blended into the fat. Stir in the chicken broth, the beets, brown sugar, and vinegar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Serves 4.

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 5 out of 5
wonderful!, Member hughesjn1

I have been using this recipe for over a year now. My entire family loves this. It tastes wonderful! It's also tons easier and less messy then pickled beets. One thing I keep meaning to try is to cut back slightly on the amount of broth as my beets seem to turn out alittle too runny...but SO good!!

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