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Roasted Beets Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote
Added: Saturday, November 17, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 bunch of beets (4/5 large beets)
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
¼ tsp nutmeg
1/2 a large onion (whole small one is good too)
1 tsp. thyme
¼ cup olive oil

Directions:
Directions:
First, pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. While the oven is heating cut up, wash and peel the beets. Be sure to cut them up on something that you aren’t worried about staining, like a plastic cutting board or plate. Then, cut the beets into small
pieces and dice up the onions. I usually cut them pretty small so that they cook faster. After the beets and onions are cut up, put them into a large bowl with the salt, pepper, nutmeg, thyme and olive oil. You can use less olive oil if you want.
The important thing here is that all of the ingredients need to be well coated so they get crispy. After all of the ingredients are mixed, spread them out in a single layer on a cookie or
baking sheet. You may want to spray some Pam on the cookie sheet to so they don’t stick. You want all of the crispy goodness on the beets. Then put them into the oven for about 15/20 minutes, and flip them so the other side cooks as well.
Then, leave them in for another 15 minutes, and they should be done. When they finish cooking, they should be a deep, dark purple.

This same technique works with regular potatoes too. To make regular roasted potatoes, I add 4/5 cloves of garlic and about a teaspoon of rosemary instead of the nutmeg. And, I use about 5-7 red potatoes, but other potatoes work really well. Roasted sweet potatoes are great too, and usually I just cut up two large ones (serves 4/5), and mix them with about a 1tsp. of chili powder and ½ tsp. cinnamon and the amounts of salt and pepper listed above. I cook them the same way as
the beets.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 or 5
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour

 

 

 

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