Saturday, August 4, 2012


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!    

Fresh Beets
  1. The Beet greens were cut off leaving 1" of the top.
  2. Then, wash in cold running water using a veggie brush.
  3. The 6  Beets were placed in a large pot and covered with cold water.
  4. Heat water to boiling and continue on a low boil for 45 - 50 minutes.
  5. After the time, remove from hot water and cool slightly on plate.
  6. When cool enough to handle, cut off bottom and the Beet skin will peel off.
  7. Slice Beets before serving.
**The Beet juice can stain, so I place a small piece of foil under the plate while peeling/slicing them.

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!



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love beets, too...fresh and not too big! But a little butter makes them almost creamy. No matter how you enjoy them...they are rich with vitamins!

JG said...

Lavender Dreamer- Definitely agree and packed with lots of Fiber, too!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

I love beets. Lately I've just taken to grating them cold and having it with salads, looks pretty and it adds a nice texture. I was lucky I found some golden beets the other day!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

I love cold beets on a summer salad and like to add a little vinegar to them as well.