Best Cooking Time - Techniques - Methods - Flavors
Beet Recipes & How to Cook Beets & How Long to Cook Beets
Although beets are most often seen in the deep red color, they are also available in other colors including golden, yellow, purple, white, and the choggia - a red and white striped beet sometimes called the candy cane beet.
|Beet Cooking Method
Cook until desired tenderness or until the thickest part pierces easily with thin knife
||don't forget beet juice
||30 - 45 min.
||30 - 45 min
||400 F 1 - 1 1/4 hr wrapped in aluminum foil knife to test
small beets 1 lb. 8 min.; large 1 beet 20 min. - 6 beets 30 min.
1/4 in. slices high 5 - 6 min; small whole 12 min.; large whole 15 - 20 min.
Cooking times for Beets
Test for Doneness: When pierced easily through to the center with a thin knife blade and little resistance.
Native to the Mediterranean and Western Europe.
Flavors That Go
Common ingredients used in beet recipes include:
apple cider vinegar
fresh lemon juice
fresh orange juice
minced fresh dill
red wine vinegar
soft goat cheese
white wine vinegar
Classic Beet Recipes:
Salad Greens, Beets, and Goat Cheese
Red Flannel Hash
Beet and Potato Pancakes
Beet Tips And Techniques
Remove the greens from the beet roots so that the greens do not continue to draw moisture from the root, but leave about an inch of greens because you don't want to cut open or peel the beet before cooking.
Beets can be eaten raw, but are usually cooked. Although the method of piercing with a knife is useful to tell when they are done this is one vegetable that you can overcook a bit with good results. So be sure the knife penetrates to the center with little resistance.
Do not peel beets before cooking, the skin comes off easily using paper towels if the beet is thoroughly cooked and are peeled as soon as they are cool enough to touch. The red color which comes from betain is a stain, even your fingers will stain if you don't wear gloves. It is used to color easter eggs.