Cinnamon Enhanced Beets
I had leftover beef roulade stuffed with duxelles and yellow bell pepper. I sliced off a couple of slices and thought about what I could have with it, from a can and heated in the microwave. I opened the pantry and found sliced beets. Here's what I did.
1/2 cup sliced beets, drained
1 tsp. butter, cut and spread over the cold beets
granulated garlic powder
granulated onion powder
freshly ground Black pepper
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
Place the beets on a microwave plate, opposite the roulade. Place chunks of cold butter all over the beets. to insure that all will be covered when the butter melts. Sprinkle the garlic, pepper, onion, and cinnamon over the beets. Microwave all for three minutes.
I was a little surprised at how well this came out. The cinnamon paired very well with the other spices. What I didn't expect was that the melted butter spread over the plate, carrying the other flavors with it. This mixed with the beef juices and and made yet another outstanding flavor combination.
Moral of the story: cinnamon is a wonderful flavor where you just might no expect it, and helps control blood sugar as well. Good stuff.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
“No amount of success outside the home can compensate for failure within the home…
Check out my blog for the friendliest cooking instruction on the net. Go ahead. You know you want to.