Monday, September 26, 2011
Beets! Fresh Beets are Great Food
Buy three to four medium to large FRESH with the nice fresh green tops still attached red beets.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Scrub your fresh beets under running water and put the greens aside. Place beets in a COVERED deep casserole dish with about 1/4 cup water.
Put in oven and roast until a meat fork penetrates to the center of the largest beet.
This may take an hour to an hour and a half depending on the size of the beet.
In the meantime, clean the beet greens and remove the stems. Cut up the leaves into bite sized pieces. Cut one small sweet onion into slices and place the beet greens, onion and 2 TBSP oil in large frying pan. Add about 1/3 package Uncle Wiley's Greens Seasoning (available at your local grocery or Uncle Wiley's Company, 1220 Post Rd., Fairfield, CT 06430)...you may use your favorite greens seasoning.
Check the Beets after one hour to see how tender they are. Once the beets are fork tender,remove from the oven and cut in half and then into 1/4 inch slices (DO NOT PEEL). Saute' the beet greens and onions until tender and add the beet slices and continue to saute' just until all the greens and onions are done.
Serve HOT! These are soooooo good that you will think you have never tasted a better beet!