Thursday, August 25, 2011

// just BEET it //

Mmmmmm. Roasted beets. So simple and it's one of those things that you just pop in the oven, forget about it (literally) and then voila...a pleasant surprise when you remember about an hour later that you're cooking something. I've never really tried to roast beets myself,it's just one of those things you never really think about. You just see it canned or at salad bars. Saw some at the farmer's market so I grabbed a bunch and thought I'd try it. Very little ingredients needed and it's a no-fuss job. Just be careful when you're eating it because it stains!


  • fresh beets 
  • olive oil
  • salt/pepper

  1.  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash and scrub beets.
  3. Line baking pan w/aluminum foil.
  4. Place beets in a single layer on the foil, drizzle olive oil all over.
  5. Salt/pepper lightly.
  6. Wrap the beets in the foil, making a pouch. If you have lots of beets, cover with another sheet of foil to make pouch.
  7. Bake for an hour (or more) depending on how big your beets are. I had about 3-4 medium sized ones and it took an hour.
  8. You can tell that they're ready by poking it with a fork or knife. It should be tender and the skin should be really soft.
  9. Let beets cool and then you should be able to peel the skin off very easily!

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