Basic Roasted Beets

1. To prepare the beets, wash but do not peel them or cut off the root. Cover with water in a large pot and boil for 15-20 minutes until the skin loosens. Remove from pot and let them cool enough that they can be handled. Rub the skin off with rubber gloves or, if the...

Beets in Orange Sauce

Serves 4 * 4 large beets, trimmed * 1 cup orange juice * 2 tablespoons sugar * 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter * 1 tablespoon minced orange peel (orange part only) * 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar Preheat oven to 400°F. Wrap 2 beets together in foil. Repeat with...

Cold Beet and Cucumber Soup

Recipe courtesy Julia Child 4 medium beets, trimmed 3 to 4 scallions, chopped 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, chopped 1 teaspoon grated fresh horseradish 1 tablespoon wine vinegar 1 cup beet juice 1 cup chicken broth Salt and freshly ground pepper Garnish: 1 cup sour...

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