While I like beets, I don't eat enough to prepare my own.
I buy canned, slivered beets to top salads, mainly.
My niece just moved to near Springfield, MO. I hear you have a huge fork!
You might try buying fresh beets. Wash and trim and cut in half but don’t peel. Boil, bake, pressure cook until done. When they are still pretty warm usevpaper towels to rub off the skin. Cut them into the size you like and then dump into a bowl. Add your favorite vinaigrette or just bottled Italian dressing and a generous T of prepared horseradish. Let the beets marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Serve cold alone, just with some greens or as a salad topper.
It’s usually the first thing to go when I bring it to parties.