How To Make Baked Beets
Cuisine: American
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Step-by-Step directions on how to make perfect beets without oil.
  • Beets - as many as makes you happy!
  • Tin foil
  • Cookie sheet
  • Cutting board
  • knife
  1. Gather and wash your beets. You probably won't be able to get all of the dirt off of your beets, and that's okay.
  2. Individually wrap each beet in tin foil.
  3. Once all of your beets are wrapped up, place them on a baking sheet that is lined with foil. Sometimes some beet juice will leak from the wrapped beets, which tends to burn onto baking sheets, so don't skip lining the baking sheet with foil.
  4. Bake your beets in a 400 degree oven, turning every 15 minutes to prevent burning. Cooking time will be anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half, depending upon the size of your beets. Your beets are done once they feel mushy when squeezed. Your beets will be hot, so don't forget to use an oven mitt!
  5. Allow you beets an hour to cool, so that you are able to handle them. Once cooled, remove them from their foil.
  6. Using your fingers, slide the skins off of your beets. I think you'll be surprised how easy this is to do. Once you've removed the skins, quickly rinse your beets under running water. This will remove any dirt that was left behind.
  7. Trim the ends off of your beets. Then cut your beets however you like. You can slice them, cube them, or cut them into match sticks.
  8. To store, place your beets in an airtight container and cover them with plastic wrap, so they stay tender and delicious.
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