Wednesday, January 26, 2011

How do I cook beets? by LBT

Beets are one of those veggies that looked yummy - sounded like a good idea - tasted great when I got them prepared elsewhere but.....I didn't really know to cook them.

Like with many veggies you can steam, roast, saute, etc. However this is my favorite way to prepare them.
Sweet Baked Beets:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Peel and cut beets into thin slices or 1 inch cubes - Save the greens you can cook them too!!
  • Place in oven save dish with a drizzle of olive oil and a touch of salt and pepper
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes. I usually check them at least once to "stir" them but that's probably just because I am anxious to have them :)
Bonus: saute the greens (cut off most of the red stem) with a bit of olive oil and garlic- Yummmmm.

1 comment:

  1. You should try to roast them whole too. You just make a little foil bundle of the beet with olive oil and S&P. It takes just a little longer to cook them, but when they are done, you can just "wipe" the skin off with a paper towel (instead of peeling the raw beet), and they are easier to cut when they are cooked (especially if you want to make nice slices to put in a salad).