Quick Tip- Cooking Beets


Not exactly sure how to roast a beet? This super simple method will have you making sweet beets to eat on their own, in salads, even in red beet cupcakes and red beet pancakes!

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Sarah

    AWESOME! I was one of those that never attempted fresh beets (had jarred beets) because of the reasons you mentioned.

    Now I will. Thanks for being so awesome :)

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  • Shana

    Since it's summer - and who wants to turn on the oven? - you can make these on the grill too. I wrap each beet individually and throw them on the grill when we are having steak or chicken, and they are usually done by the time we are done eating, so like 45 minutes or so. I don't plan to use them at dinner, but have them ready for other meals later in the week. I like doing it this way because I'm not standing around waiting an hour or more for the beets to cook, it keeps the house cool, and we are making the most of the hot grill, since we use charcoal, and it's a hassle to get it going!

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    • Alicia

      Excellent idea! We grill all time (we live in the South, so it's too hot for the oven right now). I'm going to try this tonight! :)

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  • Jellyjello

    so easy!! i too was afraid of beets because i didnt knw how to cook them and have been wanting to make the beet pancakes! so now i can! cant wait to try it! thankyou!!

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  • Barbara

    I can't see anything :(

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  • Klee

    Thank you!

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  • SaraBeth Blankenship

    You should do this for artichokes too!

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    • Threya

      Check this out! (I hope this doesn't pop up twice. My internet isn't working well this morning!)

      http://b12.ba4.myftpupload.com/2009/07/31/artichokes-with-lemon-yogurt-sauce-program/

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  • Candy

    my dad always added beets to our salads as kids but they were canned. when i grew up (ha ha) i learned this trick. i wrap my beets individually with a little olive oil and kosher salt. i do these all the time. everyone loves them and my husband LOVES the tops. it's his favorite thing. i like the grill tip, will try sometime.

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  • Jeanne

    THANK YOU!! This was incredibly helpful! Would be great if you could do this for other \"scary to cook\" vegetables for novices out there like myself. Maybe artichokes? Fennel? Rutabagas?

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  • Kevin

    Excellent video! We've just started roasting beets, and are now processing some of them through our juicer.

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