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Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #47: Easy Baked Beets (#eatyourveggies)


I like beets.

I don’t like peeling raw beets or having my fingers red stained for days because I never have gloves handy when I pick up beets, so they get baked whole like potatoes.   Save the greens for tossing in salad or soup.

I bake my beets at around 375F to 400F for about 30 to 45 minutes depending on the size (just like my bacon).  When a poke with a fork or knife goes through easily they are done.   Peel them after a shock of cold water.  The skin slips right off if pushed with fingers or knife.


Cube, slice, dice, chop or jullienne.  Pickle, season, toss in a salad, or eat them as is.   They become even more sweet, in my opinion, when cooked this way.


Lazy cooking is smart cooking!



2 comments on “Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #47: Easy Baked Beets (#eatyourveggies)

  1. Beeray
    June 19, 2016

    Totally agree with the last line.


  2. Pingback: Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #55: Ma’s Spaghetti in the Oven — Baked Spaghetti (#homecooking) | Laissez Faire

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