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8/19/2010

My new love- Roasted Beets!


Something happened to me this summer...I fell in love with beets. Roasted beets to be perfectly clear. This is my hands down favorite summer dinner. I cut up some beets and some sweet potatoes and drizzle with oil and sprinkle with Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic.
For the MD folks I have a hook up if you need a consultant, just let me know in the comments.
Place it all in a pan in the oven for 30 minutes at 450 degrees.
I then chop the beet greens and saute in a skillet with oil. Right before serving I sprinkle it all with crumbled goat cheese.
It's heavenly.

4 comments:

Odie Langley said...

Hi Gretchen, I love beets too and every time I go to Amish country I usually bring back a case of canned pickled beets in the jars to enjoy for a long time. I also boil eggs and then boil a 16 oz jar of pickled beets along with half a cup each of sugar, vinegar and some sliced onions and pour over the peeled eggs and let it sit in the fridge over night. I eat it all. I also love sweet potatoes so I will have to try your recipe soon. Thanks.
Odie

Jen said...

Yummy! Beets, sweet potatoes, goat cheese, garlic... some of my favorite things!!!

Amber said...

I love your post! I have a question though. It seems at this time I am a bit inept in the kitchen; however, I've been inspired by going to the farmer's market and trying new things. So, the question is, do you cut off the greens and peel them first? If yes, what is the best way to take off the skin? Thanks Gretchen!

Gretchen said...

Amber this is the perfect dinner for newbies in the kitchen! Welcome! Remove the greens from the beets, just chop those suckers off. And rinse. I use my hands and tears them into bite size pieces right into the skillet. As for the sweet potato and the beet skin, I use a vegetable peeler and then chop into 1 inch chunks. Again bite size. make sure to wash your hands right away because beets stain....pink hands...not so cute. :)

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