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i add beets to my vegetable burrito mix. makes everything hot pink and they go perfect w/ jalapeños

Secrets will not Block Justice (harbl), Wednesday, 13 April 2011 00:13 (eight years ago) link

So far I have eaten them in salads: one w/ pea shoots, avocado, onion, orange muscat/walnut oil/sriracha dressing over romaine
Other was to add more substance to leftover green papaya salad leftover from last night (added fennel too!)

Both were really good, but I kind of keep expecting them to taste like a mango but then they don't.

housedress? maxidress! (La Lechera), Wednesday, 13 April 2011 02:44 (eight years ago) link

Leftover leftover

housedress? maxidress! (La Lechera), Wednesday, 13 April 2011 02:45 (eight years ago) link

that sounds insane

or at least beets + sriracha is blowing my mind.

arby's, Wednesday, 13 April 2011 02:47 (eight years ago) link

It was a tasty and surprisingly subtle combo! Sweet, tangy, spicy.

housedress? maxidress! (La Lechera), Wednesday, 13 April 2011 02:49 (eight years ago) link

tbf i think sriracha has been good on everything i've ever put it on

arby's, Wednesday, 13 April 2011 02:49 (eight years ago) link

For the longest time I thought I hated beets because I didn't realize I had only eaten them pickled (my mother was one of those Year Without a Summer gardeners who would grow bushels of things but then immediately preserve or freeze them). I don't know what made me buy them and cook them - they were probably on sale, because this was in grad school - but it was a total revelation to have them boiled, with fried catfish and "tartar sauce" (just pickled garlic with mayo/sour cream).

Bill, Wednesday, 13 April 2011 03:01 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

I made a salad tonight with three different kinds of beets, so I have dubbed it the SEVERE BEETING salad.

Not the best pic, but you can see the beets:

* golden
* candy striped
* regular

I also added orange bell peppers and it was a psychedelic rainbow salad of my dreams.

beetz

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6210/6033548245_74e80e618c.jpg

it was pleasant and delightful, just like (La Lechera), Friday, 12 August 2011 02:01 (seven years ago) link

great work! I use beets

Elderflower Gimcrax Flores (admrl), Friday, 12 August 2011 02:05 (seven years ago) link

never seen the candy stripe ones

Elderflower Gimcrax Flores (admrl), Friday, 12 August 2011 02:05 (seven years ago) link

they're considerably less sweet than the standard beets
and SO beautiful

it was pleasant and delightful, just like (La Lechera), Friday, 12 August 2011 02:07 (seven years ago) link

where do you get these?

Elderflower Gimcrax Flores (admrl), Friday, 12 August 2011 02:08 (seven years ago) link

farmer's market

I braised some with a bunch of yellow and purple potatoes, and unfortunately they all kinda bled together :-/

(with some steak)
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6001/6013363482_8788c756d3.jpg

it was pleasant and delightful, just like (La Lechera), Friday, 12 August 2011 02:10 (seven years ago) link

Mmmmm steak look good

I don't eat meat =(

Elderflower Gimcrax Flores (admrl), Friday, 12 August 2011 02:12 (seven years ago) link

i've come so far with beets in the last 5 years!

i don't eat very much meat, but i'll eat it

it was pleasant and delightful, just like (La Lechera), Friday, 12 August 2011 02:12 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

my love for beets has not waned in 6+ years
last night i made a flatbread/pizza thing with

roasted beets
shredded chicken
spinach
gorgonzola
pine nuts
garlic/oo

and it was delicious. just a bunch of stuff from the fridge, but it sat well together.
i feel like at this point it's safe to say that beets and i are bffs 4 life

passion it person (La Lechera), Sunday, 2 December 2012 19:23 (six years ago) link

Nothing special but tasty nevertheless

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8060/8238782082_48c1814641.jpg

passion it person (La Lechera), Sunday, 2 December 2012 19:30 (six years ago) link

would def eat

ゑ (clouds), Sunday, 2 December 2012 19:34 (six years ago) link

but it has chicken on it!

passion it person (La Lechera), Sunday, 2 December 2012 19:56 (six years ago) link

oh :(

ゑ (clouds), Sunday, 2 December 2012 20:31 (six years ago) link

sorry! i could easily not put chicken on it for your sake. it would taste just as good, it just wouldn't have chicken on it.

passion it person (La Lechera), Sunday, 2 December 2012 20:50 (six years ago) link

I just roasted 4 medium-size beets, two red and two golden! I have long had a severe beet aversion related to a childhood of what my parents called "Harvard beets," which were beets out of a can (or maybe it was a jar?), and anathema to me, made worse by the fact that I always got yelled at for dropping some on myself and thus staining the clothing permanently :(

I am going to slice the roasted beets and toss them with some navel orange and a vinaigrette made with I dunno maybe shallots and sherry vinegar? And some roasted walnuts? Maybe I should pick up some goat cheese. Ohhh and I have tarragon in the garden!

quincie, Sunday, 2 December 2012 21:22 (six years ago) link

yes, good start! you might want to put that mixture on something green to cut its intensity -- any greens will do. not necessary, but this is my preference.

canned beets are gross and they are also the reason why i thought beets were gross until i tried them again at the beginning of this thread!

passion it person (La Lechera), Sunday, 2 December 2012 21:45 (six years ago) link

I have some arugula, I will put the beets on that!

Canned beets are uuuugh I don't even want to think of them for fear of gagging :(

quincie, Sunday, 2 December 2012 21:50 (six years ago) link

here's a tip -- toast the walnuts in a pan with some butter, brown sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper -- just enough to make a little crust. it will taste v good with the sweetness of the beets.

passion it person (La Lechera), Sunday, 2 December 2012 21:54 (six years ago) link

Oh that sounds great and I have all of those things at hand!

quincie, Sunday, 2 December 2012 21:59 (six years ago) link

They're really good -- if you don't want to use them all, you can save them for future salads or toss them into some brownies (sounds weird, tastes great.)

passion it person (La Lechera), Sunday, 2 December 2012 22:06 (six years ago) link

i got some huge beets today. i have had beet brownies and can confirm they are great.

Online Webinar Event for Dads (harbl), Sunday, 2 December 2012 22:08 (six years ago) link

bought a bunch of beets from the market, will be roasting them imo

do u guys eat them hot? all the talk itt seems to be salad-related?

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 2 December 2012 23:25 (six years ago) link

I love them just out of the oven - I always make extras so we have plenty for salads later, but they are so good warm.

Jaq, Sunday, 2 December 2012 23:38 (six years ago) link

i like them both ways
any old way except for out of a can basically

passion it person (La Lechera), Sunday, 2 December 2012 23:51 (six years ago) link

do u guys eat them hot? all the talk itt seems to be salad-related?

― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 2 December 2012 19:25 (32 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

roasting is great but most of the time i just grate them & do something with that - fold it into rice or risotto or something. they work better as a taste (& colour!) than as a skewerable constituent part of a meal, for me.

spottieottiespanakopita (schlump), Monday, 3 December 2012 00:12 (six years ago) link

i'm going to try them roasted with a horseradish/greek yogurt sauce, on spinach (with grilled chicken)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 3 December 2012 01:57 (six years ago) link

whoa damn that was delicious!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 3 December 2012 04:15 (six years ago) link

eleven months pass...

dehydrating them currently. not sure how I feel about this.

how's life, Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:47 (five years ago) link

Sounds like a lot of work. They keep pretty well in root cellar type storage.

Jaq, Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:59 (five years ago) link

Checked the dehydrator this morning and they felt almost done. We're experimenting with making our own soup mixes.

how's life, Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:40 (five years ago) link

Hope it works well - did you cut them into cubes?

Jaq, Thursday, 14 November 2013 22:05 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

recent beet revelation: they are awesome in sandwiches! was skeptical when i first noticed this on a menu i was perusing, but then i put some cooked beets, sliced thinly, on a sandwich with stuff - avo, greens, goat gouda, mayo/mustard - and all these things are friends so the combination is really **cking sublime. raw grated beets exude a fair bit of moisture so (on a sando.) the juices end up making it a little soggy, if you're not gonna eat it right away ime.

form that slug-like grex (outdoor_miner), Sunday, 13 January 2019 17:38 (six months ago) link

Civilised countries sell sliced beetroot in tins specifically so that they can go in sandwiches (and burgers)

sans lep (sic), Sunday, 13 January 2019 18:23 (six months ago) link

civilised = tinned beets. uh, duly noted

form that slug-like grex (outdoor_miner), Sunday, 13 January 2019 18:32 (six months ago) link

I’m attesting to their excellence in sandwiches, not scolding you for cooking them!

sans lep (sic), Sunday, 13 January 2019 18:35 (six months ago) link

(The American mode of selling whole cooked beets in plastic shrinky-dinks is properly mental, though)

sans lep (sic), Sunday, 13 January 2019 18:36 (six months ago) link

I would eat cooked beets + goat cheese + greens on anything. It's too bad that the cheapest beets are basically splatoon grenades, though.

why date Ryan Adams in the first place? (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 13 January 2019 18:41 (six months ago) link

lol, sry sic! xxpost

form that slug-like grex (outdoor_miner), Sunday, 13 January 2019 18:47 (six months ago) link

haha i started this thread!!
glad people are coming around to the excellence of beets

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 13 January 2019 18:51 (six months ago) link

just looked upthread and wondering what was this Ethiopian beet salad all about? did it have potatoes? a quick google gives recipes that all have potato, which reminds me of a potato salad my evil step mum made that she called "Russian Potato Salad" that was a potato salad that had cubes of cooked beet in it. another killer application

form that slug-like grex (outdoor_miner), Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:11 (six months ago) link

this opened to the middle of the thread with one of la lechera's beet salad pictures from 7 years ago and i was thinking, "it's 2019, she should get a phone with a better camera" lol

forensic plumber (harbl), Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:19 (six months ago) link

i'm going to pickle beets next year

forensic plumber (harbl), Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:19 (six months ago) link

Euler: tins, the alternate container I cited, hold the juice safely inside for as much of the contents as you don’t use at first. Flappy plastic with scissor-cuts in will spill it throughout the fridge, if it didn’t get all over the counter already.

sans lep (sic), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:21 (six months ago) link

oh I see, it's a problem with plastic over metal, ok, I can see that. we just use the whole thing every time but we're a family of five.

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:25 (six months ago) link


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