Harvard Beets

1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup vinegar
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp minced onion
3 cups cooked, sliced beets or 2 (16 oz) cans sliced beets, drained

In 1-quart saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt; slowly stir in vinegar; add butter and minced onion; over medium heat, cook until thickened, stirring constantly.

Reduce heat to low; add beets and cook just until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Beets in Orange Sauce

Prepare as above but use 1/2 cup orange juice instead of vinegar and
1 tsp grated orange peel instead of onion.