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How to Cook Beets

Learn How to Cook Beets using three easy-to-follow methods and enjoy this incredibly versatile vegetable to create colorful, nutritious, and flavorful meals the whole family will enjoy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Salad, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beets, How to Cook Beets
Servings: 6 beet (2" diameter)
Calories: 35kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa

Ingredients

  • 6 medium beets

Instructions

Boiled Beets

  • Chop off the beet greens, leaving approximately 1-inch of the green intact. Wash and scrub the dirt from each beet.
  • Add beets to a large pot and fill with water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook beets 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.

Steamed Beets

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

Roasted Beets

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

Notes

Total amount prepared will vary according to how many beets you choose to cook; however, the serving size and nutrition information reflects that for 1 medium beet (approximately 1 cup).

Nutrition

Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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