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.
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German-Style Beet Salad

German-Style Beet Salad
How To Cook Beets Ingredients

2 bunches beets
2 tablespoons water
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons caraway seeds
1 teaspoon white sugar
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
5 tablespoons vegetable oil

How To Cook Beets Directions

Wash beets and trim off greens. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil, add beets and cook, covered, until beets are tender. Remove from heat, drain, and peel and slice when cool.
In a large bowl, whisk together the water, vinegar, caraway seeds, sugar, onion, horseradish, cloves, salt, pepper and oil. Add beets and toss to coat. Let stand for several hours, stirring occasionally. Serve at room temperature or chilled, as desired.



How to cook beets
It is difficult to believe how the raw beets can be transformed into something wonderfully soft and buttery once they are cooked. While beets are available throughout the year, their season runs from June through October when the youngest, most tender beets are easiest to find.

Edible green leaves are attached to the tapered round or oblong root portions that we know as beets. While we often think of beets having a reddish-purple hue, some varieties are white, golden-yellow or even rainbow colored. The sweet taste of beets reflects their high sugar content making them an important raw material for the production of refined sugar; they have the highest sugar content of all vegetables, yet are very low in calories
How to cook beets