how to cook garden fresh beets

how to cook garden fresh beets

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  • How to cook fresh beets in the oven?

  • Instructions Prepare a large bowl with water and ice. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add beets to pot. Boil for 20-30 minutes depending on size of beets. Remove beets from boiling water and place in an ice bath. Remove skin from beets using your hands, rinse, and slice/dice beets. Store in an air tight container.

  • How do you keep beets from turning red when boiling?

  • This prevents the red color from seeping out into the water [and all over the place too!]. Place in a saucepan covered with salted water to taste (with at least 1 tsp of vinegar). Boil until tender [usually, 30-45 minutes, depending on the size of the beets].

  • How to cook beets in a steamer?

  • 1 Quarter large beets or halve smaller beets. 2 Place in steamer basket over boiling water. 3 Steam for 15 minutes or until tender. 4 Remove skins.

  • How to pickle beets?

  • Place sugar, vinegar, water, salt and spices in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil then turn heat down and simmer for 15 minutes. Place beets in jars. Carefully add hot pickling liquid. Cover with a lid, let cool and refrigerate. Note: If planning to can beets sanitize your jars and lids according to manufacturers recommendation.

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