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how to cook beets

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total: 50 minutes

Servings: 6

Cost: $0.33 /serving

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Step 1

Chop off the beet greens, leaving approximately 1-inch of the green intact. Wash and scrub the dirt from each beet.

Step 2

Add beets to a large pot and fill with water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook beetsĀ until fork tender, approximately 30-45 minutes. Carefully transfer beets to an ice water bath to stop cooking. Once cool, peel away the skin and rinse under cool water.

Step 3

Chop off the beet greens, leaving approximately 1-inch of the green intact. Wash and scrub the dirt from each beet.

Step 4

Insert steamer basket into a large pot and add just enough water so that the level remains below the steamer basket. Add the beets to the pot, cover with a tight-fitting lid, and bring water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the beets are fork tender, approximately 30-45 minutes. Remove beets and allow them to cool before peeling and rinsing under cool water.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. and set oven rack to the center position.Ā Chop off the beet greens, leaving approximately 1-inch of the green intact. Wash and scrub the dirt from each beet.

Step 6

Place each beet in a piece of foil large enough to fully wrap up the beet and drizzle with approximately 1/2 teaspoon olive oil. Wrap each beet tightly in foil and transfer to a large baking sheet. Roast for approximately 45-60 minutes, or until fork tender. Remove beets from the foil and allow them to cool before peeling.

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