Thanksgiving Beets


Try this beet recipe for a delicious side dish of glazed beets that can be enjoyed right away or frozen and used later.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 pounds beets, peeled and sliced

  • ¼ cup water

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Place beets into a large saucepan and pour in enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until beets are easily pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes. Drain.

  2. Whisk 1/4 cup water, brown sugar, vinegar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves together in a saucepan over medium heat. Add beets and butter and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Cook until sauce thickens slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve hot or cold.


You can use canned beets instead of fresh. If you do, use the beet juice in the can as some of the liquid in Step 1.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
6g Fat
34g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 222mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 765mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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