- Drain beets and add liquid to saucepan.
- Add water and bring to a boil.
- Grate beets.
- Add beets, seasonings, and lemon juice to the saucepan.
- Boil for 20 minutes.
- cool and then refrigerate.
- Serve cold.
NOTE: Whip in sour cream if desired or serve with a dollop of sour cream, boiled potato, or diced cucumber.
To make recipe sweeter, adjust sugar to taste.