Roasted Baby Beets

It’s no surprise that I love beets. I really, really love them. I love their earthiness the almost dirty flavor. I love the way they stain my hands when I cut them. I love the big ones as large and solid as a man’s heart. I love the baby ones so small and sweet and delicate.

These beets make a nice, easy side dish and the simple flavorings do a lot to bring out the natural flavor and sweetness of the beets.

roasted baby beets

By Jenny Published: May 27, 2008

    It's no surprise that I love beets. I really, really love them. I love their earthiness the almost dirty flavor. I love the way they …

    Ingredients

    • About 3 or 4 Organic Baby Beets per Person (A mixed variety is always nice)
    • 2 to 3 Tablespoons Butter from Grass-fed Cows
    • Unrefined Sea Salt to Taste
    • Freshly Cracked Pepper to Taste

    Instructions

    1. Rinse the beets, taking care to remove any dirt or sludge from their skins.
    2. Then peel the beets, reserving their skins for the compost heap.
    3. If your beets are particularly large, cut them into bite-sized pieces.
    4. Place the beets in an oven-safe dish and dot them with better, salt and coarsely ground black pepper.
    5. Bake them at 375 ° F for about an hour, or until they’re tender when pierced with a fork.

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    What people are saying

    1. says

      This sounds very yummy! We are a HUGE beet loving family and noticed that mine are really coming along. I bet they will be ready to eat soon. We will surely be trying this one :) Thanks!!

    2. Kathy says

      I mentioned this on the coconut recipe page but beet and carrots brushed with coconut oil and roasted is also very yummy!!!

    3. Heather says

      I was a bit unsure about beets (having never tasted them before).
      To my delight, this recipe was delicious as well as simple.
      I cubed the beets to save on cooking time and it worked well.
      Thanks!

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