Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How to Cook Beets

"What is that?", people ask, as they walk by the display of beets.

"How do you cook 'em?" inevitably follows.

Well, if you can turn on the oven, then you can cook beets. It's that simple.

First, remove greens leaving about an inch of stem on the beets. Do not throw out the greens. Steam them; or add them to stir fries, soups, or stews.

Wash the beets really good - they grow in the dirt and can be quite dirty. Then, wrap them in aluminum foil and bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 until they are soft and can be pierced with a fork, much like the consistency of a baked potatoe.

Remove from oven, and let beets cool. Then, peel, cut and serve. Delicious with roasted meats, especially pork. Enjoy!

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