They had been sitting in the veggie crisper. What was I waiting for you might ask?!? Waiting for the weather to cool off a bit - so I could prepare the Beets for dinner one evening. That opportunity did happen last weekend!
Fresh Beets taste so good! For me it was still too hot to preheat my oven and roast the Beets, so I cooked them the way my family always enjoyed this veggie while I was growing up. They simmered on the stove for 45 minutes. This was an "oldie but goody". While growing up my family had 2 large gardens and our veggies were picked from the garden and prepared whenever we wanted them in the summer. Now, I have perennial flower gardens and live in another area in the beautiful state of MA.
Fresh Beets are so good! No butter/margarine is needed! Yum!
- The Beet greens were cut off leaving 1" of the top.
- Then, wash in cold running water using a veggie brush.
- The 6 Beets were placed in a large pot and covered with cold water.
- Heat water to boiling and continue on a low boil for 45 - 50 minutes.
- After the time, remove from hot water and cool slightly on plate.
- When cool enough to handle, cut off bottom and the Beet skin will peel off.
- Slice Beets before serving.
We did have a few extra slices and according to "family tradition" they were placed in a container and covered with vinegar. The covered container was refrigerated and the next evening we enjoyed cold Beets with a little pizazz!