Rating: 4.18 stars
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

If you like beets, you'll love this recipe. For those who don't like beets, they may just change their minds.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour in oil and saute onion and garlic until translucent. Mix in cumin seed and saute an additional 2 minutes. Sprinkle in flour and saute 1 minute more.

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  • Stir in beets, tomatoes, water, and salt. Reduce heat to low, cover pan with lid, and allow to simmer 30 to 45 minutes, until beets are tender.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 16.7g; fat 7.5g; sodium 849.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (28)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2003
Karen - this is a real winner - Beets have always been ugh food in our house. Everyone loved this one. Only change was that we used olive oil. There were NO leftovers. Read More
(29)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2005
I love beets but hated this version. I had to drain the sauce and then fry them before my husband would eat it. Read More
(8)
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2003
Karen - this is a real winner - Beets have always been ugh food in our house. Everyone loved this one. Only change was that we used olive oil. There were NO leftovers. Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2003
Interesting combination of flavors. I'd never have imagined that cumin would go so well with beets. Toasted the cumin in a dry saucepan to intensify the flavor. Did not bother to skin or seed the tomatoes and it didn't seem to matter as they dissolved into the sauce--unlike the accomanying picture that shows the tomatoes as a visible ingredient. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2005
I love beets. Seriously. I know that makes me weird but that's okay. My husband doesn't like them I usually just boil and season. So I go on a quest to find something that he might like... he said they were "okay" but my 4 year old ate two large helpings! We didn't have tomatoes so I substituted tomato sauce and I didn't have cumin seeds so I used the stuff in the jar. Overall I think it was good I think it would've been better with fresh tomatoes but it was a keeper. I put some of the sauce over my oregano chicken I made that same night and it was devine! Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2009
Was looking for something different to do with beetroot. This dish was very good my husband loved it. We both love cumin and garlic and found these to go very well with the beetroot. I changed the method slightly by precooking the beets and making the "sauce" seperately. I then added the beets to the sauce. Went very well with grilled pork chops. Have to note though that all ingredients were freshly picked from our veggie garden and pork produced on our farm - all natural stuff!!!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2005
Absolutely delicious. I will definitely add this to my list of favorite recipes. My boyfriend and I loved it! We served it with basmati rice which soaked up the flavorful sauce. Next time I will cut the beets into smaller bite sized pieces. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2003
My husband looked at his plate funny when I served him BEETS of all things but later he admitted they weren't too bad. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2011
I left out the oil and just used vegetable spray. I started by sauteing the onion garlic and chopped beet then added the cumin seeds and flour. Finally I added in the water and tomatoes. When this was just about done I added in the chopped beet greens which I cooked until they began to wilt. This has great taste! I'll be making this again! Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2005
I love beets but hated this version. I had to drain the sauce and then fry them before my husband would eat it. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2003
These are SO yummy! Read More
(7)