FoodLink - Purdue Extension

Tropical Beets


Need a new way to enjoy beets? Try this delicious side dish.

Recipe adapted from Oregon State University Extension's

5 min
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Servings: 6


1 1⁄2 cups sliced, cooked beets
1 8.75-ounce can pineapple tidbits in 100% juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon margarine or butter


  1. In a small saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in pineapple tidbits with juice.
  2. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add margarine or butter and beets. Cook until heated through (about 5 minutes). Serve warm or cold.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.