How to Cook Beets

Glad I found this post. I’ve been roasting beets just in a rack whole and they always seemed dried. Not only I know how to roast them properly but also learned other ways to cook them. Excellent info. Thank you

- Beatriz


How to pick beets from the market.

How to prepare beets for cooking.

How to boil, steam and roast  beets.

How to cook beets in the microwave and pressure cooker.

How to prepare beets for cooking

Clean them well by scrubbing them with a vegetable brush under cold running water.


With a sharp knife cut off the beet greens (stems and leaves).


The easiest way to remove beet skins is from cooked beets however, raw beets can be peeled with a vegetable peeler.


Cook the beets according to instructions provided.


To check for doneness, pierce a beet with the tip of a knife, skewer or fork. You should be able to pierce the root easily without much resistance.

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