Step 1
Wash the beets and trim the ends off before cooking.

Step 2
Place trimmed beets in a roasting pan and add a little water for steam. Roast the beets at 425 degrees F for 30 to 45 minutes (cover the pan with foil) or until the beets are easily pierced with a knife. Slip off the skins under running water and slice or dice.

Step 3
If boiling, cook the beets for 20 to 30 minutes, or until tender.

Step 4
If using a microwave oven, cook the beets with a little water for 8 to 15 minutes.

Step 5
Match beets with orange (juice and zest), ginger or both.

Step 6
Dress beets with a vinaigrette. Serve warm or at room temperature. Add some sweet onion, parsley, and hard-boiled egg chunks for a hearty salad.

Step 7
Keep the beet greens - you can cook and eat these like any other slightly bitter greens

Step 8
If you're mixing beets with other vegetables (in a salad, for instance), cook and dress the beets separately and add them last. Their vivid color will seep into everything else otherwise.
How to Cook Beets ........beet-helpful-hints.

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