oven roasted beets - a photo tutorial...

When we signed up for our first CSA, every week the box had beautiful beets inside.  A few months (yes, months) later...  Andrew happened to come home early one day to find roasted beets just coming out of the oven.

He excitedly remarked, "Oh cool!  We got beets in the box this week!"...

I had to sheepishly admit to him that there had been beets in every box we had gotten...  they had just never lasted until he got home from work!  :o)

After getting a few questions from some friends after posting on facebook that I was going to roast some beets the other day, I realized that not everyone is as in love with beets as my family is...

And that some people are not even comfortable with them at all, for that matter!

I think the biggest problem is that they can be a tad intimidating and people tend to be most familiar with seeing them in pickled slices on their favorite all-you-can-eat salad bar!

Roasting your beets is a simple, delicious way to enjoy beets.  Especially if you have an abundance from your garden or CSA box... try this out!

Oven Roasted Beets Tutorial

First, wash your beets and cut off the tops and bottoms.

Place the beets on a double layer of aluminum foil, drizzle with olive oil and top with lots of salt & freshly ground black pepper.

Wrap up the foil into a nice little package, place on a baking sheet to catch any accidental drips, and bake in a preheated 400ºF oven for about an hour - depending on the size of the beets, or until you can easily stab a beet with a fork.

Peel the roasted beets with a spoon or your hands (be careful of staining!!), cut up and serve with more salt & pepper, if desired!

Aren't they gorgeous little gems??  How could anything so pretty not be great?!

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