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Thread: Beets...what do you do with them?

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    We have an overabundance of beets this year. One can only use so many pickled beets, and harvard beets do not appeal. What do you do with beets?

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    I like them just as simple, boiled beets .... of course, with butter and salt/pepper! You can freeze them, to reheat later.

    And for me, you can't have too many pickled beets!

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    If you have way too much donate them to the local food banks or senior centers.
    I personally don't eat beets to me they taste like dirt sorry. I did make a salad last night and put beet slices on my salad.

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    You can never have to many pickled beets. I love them. I will open a jar get a fork and eat them like candy. The whole jar. YUMMMMMY!!!

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    Oh my never too many pickled beets. Share with your children or neighbors. Or me LOL -- !!

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    Good suggestion to share your produce with a soup kitchen or food pantry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S D G
    You can never have to many pickled beets. I love them. I will open a jar get a fork and eat them like candy. The whole jar. YUMMMMMY!!!
    I agree! I love them pickled in a jar with cucumbers! YUMMY!!

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    How could I have forgotten ... make borscht!

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    What would I do with them? I would not plant them in the first place, I don't like beets in any shape or form.

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    Mom always made beet jelly, it was really good.

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    I have seen a recipe for a chocolate cake with grated beets. You can make grated beets and a bit of horseradish to serve with ham or pork. There is beet soup, borsch (sp)

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    I use them to make chocolate beet cake. No flavor of beets, but so moist, you won't believe it! There are lots of recipes out there and I've tried several.

    Here's one of my favorite: (even our friends who "hate beets" love this cake!

    http://whippedtheblog.com/2007/02/23...et-ingredient/

    To try more, just do a search for "chocolate beet cake recipes"

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    I love them anyway but especially pickled.

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    Love just plain ol' beets cooked, peeled and eat with lots of butter. Then, there is no such thing as too many pickled beets, I can eat them in preference to candy. Have you looked in the produce dept. and seen how much they want for thre or four pitiful beets? Oh, my, makes me want to cry.

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    Yrs ago made a beet Jelly, yes you heard me right and it was down right good. But it was so many yrs ago I don't remember how I did it. Has a nice taste and color is great.

    Rita

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    How could I have forgotten ... make borscht!
    I make mine with no-fat plain yoghurt - wonderful
    Sometimes I add a dash of prepared horseradish

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    I love, love, LOVE beets. My favorite is a cold beet salad. Start out by removing the greens and the little root stems, then scrub the beets and wrap in tin foil. Bake until easily pierced with fork, then cool. While the beets are baking, put 1 cup of olive oil in a small pan. Add 1 cup of slivered almonds and heat the oil gently, until the almonds just turn a golden brown. Drain off the oil (but keep it - makes awesome dressings)and set the almonds aside. Peel and cube the cooled beets and put into a bowl. Make a light vinegrette (oil, vinegar, lemon or lime juice, minced shallots - whatever light vinegrette recipe you like) and mix with the cubed beets. When ready to serve crumble goat cheese or blue cheese over the beets, sprinkle with the almonds and enjoy. When I don't have almonds I have used salted sunflower seeds - almost as good and much easier!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxxigrani
    Yrs ago made a beet Jelly, yes you heard me right and it was down right good. But it was so many yrs ago I don't remember how I did it. Has a nice taste and color is great.

    Rita
    Curious? Jelly like Jello, or the Jelly like Jam?
    And by chance do you have the recipe? Thank you!!

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    If you have a juicer, there are several recipes that call for them. Good with carrots and apples and celery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by taciage
    I use them to make chocolate beet cake. No flavor of beets, but so moist, you won't believe it! There are lots of recipes out there and I've tried several.

    Here's one of my favorite: (even our friends who "hate beets" love this cake!

    http://whippedtheblog.com/2007/02/23...et-ingredient/

    To try more, just do a search for "chocolate beet cake recipes"
    That looks delicious!!

    Curious? does it get a "red" look, as in red velvet cake?

    And it takes a lot of beets .... bet you could puree the beets, then freeze in recipe size portions, ready for when you wanted to make the cake!

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    And another idea .... roasted beets!

    I do a mixture of veggies (whatever I have at the time ... potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, sweet potatoes, parsnips, and/or beets) with seasonings. Roast in a flat pan in the oven. I keep the beets in a corner by themselves to minimize the staining, but at serving time, then toss them all together .

    The little bit of staining at that point is good ... puts a rosey glow on the whole mixture. And oh so delicious!

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    My sister made jelly with some of her beets - that tasted gooooood. She used raspberry jello in the recipe and I thought it was raspberry jelly!

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    Did you see the recipe for borscht in today's Parade magazine? It won't be posted online till tomorrow, but here's the link -- and one for other borscht recipes.

    http://www.dashrecipes.com/blogs/das...ay-dinner.html

    http://www.epicurious.com/tools/sear...search=borscht

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny11
    My sister made jelly with some of her beets - that tasted gooooood. She used raspberry jello in the recipe and I thought it was raspberry jelly!
    By chance do you have the recipe?
    I'm totally curious!!!
    and have some beets that I could possibly make it.

    And as aske before is it like jello? or the jam type of jelly?

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    I make a beet bread it is wonderful.

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