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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.

by It's my $18.00reply 6110/15/2013

1. Take beets

2. Place in garbage bin

3. Eat anything else

by It's my $18.00reply 110/12/2013

Pretend You are rich Russian lady and then you love beets, da!

by It's my $18.00reply 210/12/2013

Beets out of a fucking tin can.

Don't you have fresh foods ?

by It's my $18.00reply 310/12/2013


by It's my $18.00reply 410/12/2013

A nutrtionist told me that canned vegetables and fruits have value, too.

So there,r3

I'll parboil a fresh beet, spinkle tiny bit of minced garlic,salt and pepper and bake'em for 15 minutes.

by It's my $18.00reply 510/12/2013

I was watching an episode of Untold Stories of the E.R. and this woman had beet juice coming out of her ass.

by It's my $18.00reply 610/12/2013

There's a bunch of beet recipes in the New York Times today -- including beet pancakes.

by It's my $18.00reply 710/12/2013

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.


by It's my $18.00reply 810/12/2013

R8, What's "Ross to coat?"

by It's my $18.00reply 910/12/2013

I love beets! I always feel weird about admitting it for some reason.

by It's my $18.00reply 1010/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 1110/12/2013

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...


by It's my $18.00reply 1210/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 1310/12/2013

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:

Ingredients 12 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 Directions 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.

by It's my $18.00reply 1410/12/2013

The beet goes on!

by It's my $18.00reply 1510/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 1610/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 1710/12/2013

I am interested in forming a club with r1 and r17.

by It's my $18.00reply 1810/12/2013

anyone ever made beet kvass? Is it worth doing?

by It's my $18.00reply 1910/12/2013

^^ Homemade Russian bread-based hooch with beet flavoring?

by It's my $18.00reply 2010/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 2110/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 2210/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 2310/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 2410/12/2013

This cake recipe can't be beet:

by It's my $18.00reply 2510/12/2013

Beets make my poop turn red.

by It's my $18.00reply 2610/12/2013

That's not the beets, r26. See a doctor immediately.

by It's my $18.00reply 2710/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 2810/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 2910/12/2013

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 ...

by It's my $18.00reply 3010/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 3110/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 3210/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 3310/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 3410/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 3510/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 3610/12/2013

Try golden beets, too. Yummy, and they don't make your urine pink.

by It's my $18.00reply 3710/12/2013

I like them in a way, and in a way they frighten me.

by It's my $18.00reply 3810/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 3910/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 4010/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 4110/12/2013

I love beets! I never understood the hate people have towards them.

Childish tastes, I guess.

by It's my $18.00reply 4210/12/2013

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?

by It's my $18.00reply 4310/12/2013

i think i'd rather eat real dirt.

by It's my $18.00reply 4410/12/2013

Sliced pickled beetroot on a hamburger.

Even better if you add egg, bacon and a slice of pineapple.

by It's my $18.00reply 4510/12/2013

Beat your meats while you eat your beets.

by It's my $18.00reply 4610/12/2013

Beets and Kale are now the trendy horrible tasting vegetables all the foodies love

by It's my $18.00reply 4710/12/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 4810/12/2013

I just LOVE sugar beets!!

by It's my $18.00reply 4910/12/2013

I like the full, round low-hangers.

by It's my $18.00reply 5010/13/2013

But they stain your teeth!

by It's my $18.00reply 5110/13/2013

R11, no, he didn't.

There are some really stupid people on DL lately.

Please tell me you morons are straight interlopers.

by It's my $18.00reply 5210/13/2013

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

by It's my $18.00reply 5310/13/2013

R12 the original was made with bugs, beets came much later. Vile shit that red velvet.

by It's my $18.00reply 5410/13/2013

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?

by It's my $18.00reply 5510/13/2013

When Lent comes around, I give up beets, rutabaga and liver...

by It's my $18.00reply 5610/13/2013

They taste like dirt.

by It's my $18.00reply 5710/13/2013

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.

by It's my $18.00reply 5810/13/2013

I didn't have enough spaghetti sauce once so I pureed a can of beets with a can of carrots, then mixed with sauce.

Tasted like shit.

by It's my $18.00reply 5910/15/2013

Don't use olive oil when roasting beets. The oil doesn't taste right, and the natural oil particles in virgin oil will catch the throat. I use plain vegetable oil.

by It's my $18.00reply 6010/15/2013

Yes, a tasty sauce for pasta can be made from beets and carrots. This is a macrobiotic recipe, IIRC. No tomatoes are included.

by It's my $18.00reply 6110/15/2013
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