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Roasted Beets

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6
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A staple ingredient in bistro salads and entrees, beets are easy to oven roast, then keep on hand for many creative menu options.

Inspired Taste Recipe by Inspired Taste
February 9, 2012

Ingredients

2
lb beets, scrubbed clean, green tops removed
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
tablespoon salt

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line roasting pan with foil. Place beets in pan. Rub oil and salt over beets. Cover beets tightly with another sheet of foil.
  • 2 Roast 1 hour or until beets are tender when pierced with fork. If not tender, roast 30 to 60 minutes longer. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 3 With gloves on, peel off outer beet skins. Cut beets into slices or quarters.

Expert Tips

When working with red beets, prevent hands from staining by using food-grade plastic or latex gloves when handling the beets.

Cook golden beets per recipe above. Golden beets are yellow in color, do not stain as much, and have a slightly milder flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
104.8
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4.8g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3%
Sodium
798.2mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate
14.5g
5%
Dietary Fiber
4.2g
17%
Sugars
10.2g
Protein
2.4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
12.30%
12%
Calcium
2.50%
2%
Iron
6.90%
7%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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