I don’t know about you but in the last few years I have become a beet lover. I never used to be but if there are beets on the menu I order them. And I always have beets at home for my cravings. You will notice I will post several different beet recipes in this blog, you will be surprise all the things you can do with beets. If you have some good beet recipes please let me know, I am always up for new beet recipes.
There are many ways to prepare your beats. You can microwave them quickly, that is the easy way. You can boil them in a pot of water, 2nd easiest way. Or the best way and the tastiest way is to bake your beets, that is what I always do, unless I am in a hurry. Here is a great recipe for pickled beets, I think they go with a lot of different things as steak and meatballs. Enjoy!
Pickled Red Beets
Yields: 4 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Bake Time: 60 minutes | Pickle Time: 24 hours
Oven 350 F
2 lbs of red beets
¾ cups vinegar essence (6% acidity)
¼ cups water
5 whole cloves
½ cups sugar
First bake your beats by putting foil around your beets and put them on a platter, make sure you have something under the beets in the oven because juices will come out and you do not want to ruin your oven. Leave them in the oven for about 1 hour for medium sized beets. If your beets are larger or smaller your time may differ, it is easy to check just poke a fork in them and make sure they are soft. Take them out and let them cool. Once you have baked them in the oven the skin is really easy to peel off, just make sure you wash your hands right afterwards or they will stay red for while.
While you are waiting for your beets to cook you can prepare you marinade.
In a pot add the vinegar, water, sugar, cloves and let it boil.
Once your beets are cool enough to chop, slice them to your liking. I like my slices pretty large. Then put them in a jar or container of some sort. And then pour your liquid into the jar and place into the refrigerator. Your beets will be ready to eat the following day. These will last a few weeks in the jar.