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Old 09-23-2006, 01:50 AM   #1
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Beets

When we were staying in Australia, we were served hamburgers with a slice of beet root. It was delicious; i had never thought of using it as a condiment on a burger. Next time you have one try it for a new experience with onion, pickle/relish, and catsup. You could also use it with tomato and lettuce but I am not a fan of burgers with that.

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Old 09-23-2006, 02:06 AM   #2
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Do you mean to tell me that you DON'T get beetroot on hamburgers outside of Australia? It's an essential part of the salad, isn't it? (Of course, it's always tinned beetroot!)
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Old 09-23-2006, 12:22 PM   #3
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I have beets quite often and grow them too.... love them pickled. I had never had or been served beets on a hamburger. Has anybody else? I assumed this is an Australian thing. I love a good icy borsch on a hot summer day and so easy to make.
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Old 09-23-2006, 12:45 PM   #4
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Although my husband doesn't care for them, I like beets, & grow them for both the root & the greens.

My favorite ways of enjoying them are plain roasted, peeled, sliced & buttered, or "glazed" in what I believe is called "Harvard" style.
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Old 09-23-2006, 12:58 PM   #5
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When roasting, always peel first and then roast. Otherwise, all you are doing is "cooking" them--no caramelization of the sugars which is what roasting enhances.
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Old 09-23-2006, 02:42 PM   #6
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I had never had or been served beets on a hamburger. Has anybody else? I assumed this is an Australian thing. I love a good icy borsch on a hot summer day and so easy to make.
Thanks for the tip, Swann. I enjoy beets (and borscht), as well. Never thought of putting it on a burger. Another interesting burger combo -- a slice of watermelon on the burger.
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Old 09-23-2006, 05:05 PM   #7
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Simply must have beetroot on burgers, pref. pickled.
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Old 09-23-2006, 05:12 PM   #8
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I live in England now, and when I first moved here just could not believe that other countries don't put beetroot on their burgers, they just don't know what they're missing.

A huge deli in Manchester started selling Aussie burgers, which were extremely popular, and of course, had the beetroot on them!
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Old 09-23-2006, 05:15 PM   #9
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Yup I love beetroot on me burger.. and on my turkey sandwiches

Oh and Cheese and beetroot is a very northern english thing! mmmm
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Old 09-23-2006, 05:16 PM   #10
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Re: the burgers - must be an Oz/UK sort of taste. But I'm not a fan of beets, unless it's this:

Ozzie Beetroot Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:
2 cups beets blended to a smooth consistency
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups oil (olive or vegetable)
4 eggs
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour


Directions:
Mix together sugar,oil and eggs. Sift flour,soda,salt and cocoa. Add alternately with blended beetroot and vanilla. Place in greased prepared tin (large tin) Bake at 325 F for 45 to 60 mins
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