I used to avoid them. Recently, somebody talked me into trying the sliced, canned beet with a little salt and pepper on it.
Suddenly, I've fallen in love with the flavor of beets.
Post your beets recipe.
1. Take beets
2. Place in garbage bin
3. Eat anything else
Pretend You are rich Russian lady and then you love beets, da!
Beets out of a fucking tin can.
Don't you have fresh foods ?
A nutrtionist told me that canned vegetables and fruits have value, too.
I'll parboil a fresh beet, spinkle tiny bit of minced garlic,salt and pepper and bake'em for 15 minutes.
I was watching an episode of Untold Stories of the E.R. and this woman had beet juice coming out of her ass.
There's a bunch of beet recipes in the New York Times today -- including beet pancakes.
Fresh beets, peeled and diced.
Preheat over to 400.
Place in Pyrex bowl. Drizzle a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Ross to coat.
Cover, but leave a slight opening to vent. Bake at 400 for 1 hour.
R8, What's "Ross to coat?"
I love beets! I always feel weird about admitting it for some reason.
R10 You should be proud of being a beets fan, because it's one of the healthies vegetables in the world. One of my friends actually overcame cancer because he consumed only beets' juice for almost a year.
I have beet trivia...
Did you know that the original recipe for Red Velvet Cake (yum!)... derived it's red color from... You guessed it...
I have never liked beets (my mother used to make them with vinegar and who knows what else) until I ate some at Junior's. If I knew how they prepared them, I'd make them myself.
OP, I have no interest in beets but your "It's my $18" was fabulous.
Here is DL fave Ina Garten's recipe for roasted beets:
3 tablespoons good olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, minced
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
Juice of 1 large orange
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Remove the tops and the roots of the beets and peel each one with a vegetable peeler. Cut the beets in 1 1/2-inch chunks. (Small beets can be halved, medium ones cut in quarters, and large beets cut in eighths.)
Place the cut beets on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, thyme leaves, salt, and pepper. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes, turning once or twice with a spatula, until the beets are tender. Remove from the oven and immediately toss with the vinegar and orange juice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve warm.
The beet goes on!
I just scrub them and rub olive oil on them. Then I put them in foil with salt and pepper and just roast them at 400 until they're done (time varies depending on the size of the beets.) After they're cool, rub them with a paper towel or under running water to remove the skin. Then refrigerate and use in salads or eat plain. Really good with blue cheese (or goat cheese) and pears and walnuts.
r1 You got it right. Beets are a vile comestible. Throw away the bottoms and eat the leaves, they're so much better for you.
I am interested in forming a club with r1 and r17.
anyone ever made beet kvass? Is it worth doing?
^^ Homemade Russian bread-based hooch with beet flavoring?
Roasted beets are Heaven!! Excellent for you, as well. I also like the Russian beet salad that consists of boiled, shredded beets with crushed walnuts and garlic mayonnaise. If you add a dash of clove,or a clove bud, it really is the finishing touch on a lovely summer staple.
I didn't even try beets until my 30s. I like them roasted, raw (in salads with cheese--goat, blue and feta--and nuts--walnuts, pistachios, pickled and in borscht, hot or cold. Chioggias are my favorites.
Fresh cooked beets are one of my favorites. Earlier this summer, I'd go visit my almost-90 year old grandma and she would pull them fresh from her garden. She'd boil them in their skin until they were done, and then she'd slice them and we'd have them either in a salad or as a side. They are truly one of the best fresh vegetables on earth.
Add a grated raw beat to your cole slaw. Grate raw beets and add a little horseradish and mayonnaise for a salad, you can top with walnuts.
That's not the beets, r26. See a doctor immediately.
I second the idea of roasting them. They are amazing like that.
I also like them marinated (usually with vinegar and cilantro), then served with some tzatziki and pita bread.
Canned beets are disgusting. Roasted fresh beets with a little salt, pepper and butter are great. Wash the beet greens and add them to a mixed greens salad for a contrast in flavors.
I buy pickled beets at Costco. They are in a delicious sweet and sour brine. I would like them better if they were a mix of beets and onions, but ...
Beets are very good for you. I never developed a taste for them, but that's probably because I've never had them prepared in a way that would appeal to me. I'll have to try roasted beets; I think I'd like them like that.
For anyone who has a tendency toward gall stones - beets are a miracle food! Go to a Polish Deli and buy some fried beets, beet salad and borscht! I never ate a beet in my life until I had "gallbladder" pain 4 years after I had it removed. Searching the internet I found out about beets thinning bile (which makes gallstones even if you have no gallbladder). Beets are also anti-cancer, good for blood and more.
Beets are old-fashioned farm food. Disappearing mostly.
Grated raw, into salad. Swedish dishes, such as pytt i panna. Dial around the Baltic, and you get borscht. Usually served clammy and old in US eateries.
I always have them in the larder. Best fresh, but occasionally an indispensable garnish.
Roast them. You save ALL the flavor and sweetness. If small, roast as is. Most likely they will be too large for roasting whole. If so, scrub, cut the top off, peel, cut into small pieces, drizzle with oil, and roast at 350 degrees until done. Add some salt. Delicious!
Anther beet recipe: Use cooked beets (or canned) to make a salad. Drizzle beets with oil and red vinegar, add some dried oregano, salt and pepper. Add some (drained) to tossed salad with roasted pecans.
R30, if you thinly slice some onions & stir them into the brine with the beets, cover, & refrigerate overnight, the onions will become pickled very quickly.
Cheapest to boil them in some salted water. Then run under cold water and peel with a sharp knife or a potato peeler. Slice, S and P, done.
Try golden beets, too. Yummy, and they don't make your urine pink.
I like them in a way, and in a way they frighten me.
Roasting /grilling them is best.
Also sautée the greens with some garlic , very good for you.
Eat enough of them or the juice and your piss becomes reddish/orange.
Personally, I like to braise my beets under a hot broiler with some melted buttery goodness. And then I spread a quarter cup of hand lotion all over my cock and hairy chest. Ewwee, feels so good, gotta pinch those nipples now. Need to get fucked by a brown-eyed handsome man.
When the beets are done, slice em up and toss with some olive oil and chicken broth. You'll be good.
We used to have an annual Beet Off in my town to celebrate the harvest of these delicious, tender-yet-firm roots. If you do them right they have a wonderful creamy consistency and can be very filling and satisfying.
I loved introducing younger guys and newcomers to town to their first big Beet Off.
I love beets! I never understood the hate people have towards them.
Childish tastes, I guess.
I roast beets and serve them hot or chilled in a salad.
But I always wonder what to do with the greens. The market where I shop only sells beets with tops.
How do I prepare the greens?
i think i'd rather eat real dirt.
Sliced pickled beetroot on a hamburger.
Even better if you add egg, bacon and a slice of pineapple.
Beat your meats while you eat your beets.
Beets and Kale are now the trendy horrible tasting vegetables all the foodies love
I like them pickled, which is how they come in a jar/can. I like to buy jars of whole beets, quarter them and toss them with an equal quantity of radishes and some thinly sliced red onions. Add a tablespoon each of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, a little salt and pepper and dried oregano, and it's a nice little salad.
R11, no, he didn't.
There are some really stupid people on DL lately.
Please tell me you morons are straight interlopers.
I love them roasted, boiled, canned, pickled, but my favorite is a salad. A local veggie restaurant serves a wonderful version with golden and red mixed, red onion, candied pecans, goat cheese and an herb vinaigrette
R12 the original was made with bugs, beets came much later. Vile shit that red velvet.
I love pickled beets - but is there any nutritional value in picked beets, onions etc? If there isn't, it won't stop me from eating them, just make me feel guilty.
Also, I've read drinking the vinegar or juice they (veggies in general) are pickled in is good for you?
When Lent comes around, I give up beets, rutabaga and liver...
They taste like dirt.
This Polish cold beetroot soup is called Chlodnik
2 x 285ml cartons buttermilk
1 x 285ml tub creme fraiche or joghurt
4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced as garnish if desired
1 cucumber, peeled, deseeded and diced
1 bunch radishes, thinly sliced
2 slices of ham of the bone, cut into stripes
4 sticks of spring onions, cut into 2 cm rolls
3-5 cooked beetroots, peeled and diced
1 tbsp dill, plus extra for garnish
lemon juice, salt and pepper
1. Mix the buttermilk and creme fraiche in a bowl. Stir in the cucumber, radishes, beetroots, spring onions and dill. Season with the lemon juice, salt and pepper
2. Leave to for at least 12 hours in the fridge to allow the flavors to combine.
3. Garnish with dill, eggs, ham and eat chilled.