Originally Posted by QSis
... they are too much of a pain to prepare fresh.
I actually think canned beets are pretty darned good, but I rarely think of getting them. When I do, I just heat them up in a pan, drain, then mix them with a little butter and balsamic vinegar.
Anyone have any other ideas? They are SO good for you!
I'm with you, Lee. Glad to see this topic come to the top again. Don't know why I don't buy them more often, as I always head for the beets at the salad bar. The plate I put together - cottage cheese, beets, garbanzos, cherry tomatoes, raw broccoli, and sometimes some cold macaroni salad. Weird combo, I know.
In one of my homemade pasta books, beet juice is incorparated into the dough. The color is lovely - wish I could show you a pic. Haven't tried it yet, though.
Some time ago, I posted a recipe called B-O-R-S-C-H-T. You can probably find it in a search here.
Since I prefer beets cold, I may try topping a cold macaroni or potato salad with shredded beets. (Not wild about hard-boiled eggs, but that could be another addition.) Beet pancakes?
Here's a link with lots of Beet recipes. (The beet fettuccine with caviar looks to-die-for. Bring on the sour cream.):