This is a great way to use every part of the fresh beets you buy. You can get two delicious side dishes out of this one vegetable.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
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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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). Wash the beets thoroughly, leaving the skins on, and remove the greens. Rinse greens, removing any large stems, and set aside. Place the beets in a small baking dish or roasting pan, and toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. If you wish to peel the beets, it is easier to do so once they have been roasted.

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  • Cover, and bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a knife can slide easily through the largest beet.

  • When the roasted beets are almost done, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and onion, and cook for a minute. Tear the beet greens into 2 to 3 inch pieces, and add them to the skillet. Cook and stir until greens are wilted and tender. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the greens as is, and the roasted beets sliced with either red-wine vinegar, or butter and salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

204 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 18g 6% DV; fat 13.9g 21% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 442.3mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2006
Really delicious. I was afraid of the greens because greens often taste bitter to me but I couldn't get enough of them once they were on my plate. My beets took longer than an hour to cook (I wanted them very well done). The beets didn't taste as delicious as I've had in restaurants. Read More
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496 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 348
  • 4 star values: 113
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2007
This was an excellent way to prepare beets. I roasted the beets in the oven as instructed but with potatos and carrots as well, then tossed them with a tiny bit of olvie oil and feta. I also added mushrooms and green onions to the beet greens when I sauteed them. My children loved it. A+++ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2004
I am AMAZED. I tried this recipe because I felt stuck in a vegetable rut. I wanted a veggie we don't eat often. I was wary because hubby doesn't like beets and I don't care for greens. But I tried it and it is SENSATIONAL. Hubby loved it, I loved it. The greens were the surprise hit. And felt great getting two veggies out of one. I added butter and a bit more oil because it didn't seem like enough. This was a mistake as my greens turned out a bit too oily/buttery. Perfect as is. THANKS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2008
I saw beets at the Farmers Market and bought them. I found this recipe and tried it due to the positive reviews! I can only say that the roasted beets are absolutely delicious. I have made this recipe twice now. Roasting time for beets definitely depends on the size. For those who have never tried fresh beets...give them a try! Well worth the roasting time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2007
Excellent recipe(s). I've made them several times and we enjoy them immensely. Note that the time given to bake or roast the beets is an approximation--how long you cook them in actuality depends upon the size and age of the beets as well as the vagaries of each particular oven. When I'm using baby beets the time is slightly less than one hour; at this time of year (fall) I'm using older. larger beets so I'll figure this in and cook them for up to an hour and a half. Oh yeah--tobasco is tasty on the cooked greens too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2007
simple and delicious. I was generous with the garlic and onion and went light on the oil--got a great flavor. also used 1 bunch yellow beets and 1 bunch red for a variety. like other people have said the beets will take an hour to cook maybe longer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2005
Saw recipe went out and got beets. I have been doing both steamed for years. This was great. I don't know why they don't sell beet greens like, chard,spinach or other greens. they are best, better than spinach.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2006
This recipe gets an excellent review from me for several reasons. It has relitively few ingredients which I love. It is simple which I love. And I got to eat beets which I have never had fresh. I have only had pickled before and hated them. I topped my beets with butter salt and pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2006
I had never been a huge fan of beets but we grew some this year and I used this recipe- WOW they were awesome!! Have made many times already. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2003
Delicious idea using the whole beet. Beets are moist and tasty the greens are flavorful (similar to swiss chard) and add color. This is a great basic recipie. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2006
Really delicious. I was afraid of the greens because greens often taste bitter to me but I couldn't get enough of them once they were on my plate. My beets took longer than an hour to cook (I wanted them very well done). The beets didn't taste as delicious as I've had in restaurants. Read More
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