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Baked beets are not only easier to prepare and peel, they also have a more mellow, sweet, and nutty flavor.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes


  • 2 pounds beets, prepared for cooking
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place beets in a roasting pan, cover with foil, and bake 2 to 2-1/2 hours until tender. Cool until easy to handle (if you are in a hurry, plunge in ice water), then peel. If the beets are small, serve whole; otherwise slice, dice, or cut into julienne strips.

Place in a saucepan with salt, pepper, and butter and warm, uncovered, over low heat, shaking pan gently, 2 to 3 minutes.

Baked beets are mellower, sweeter, and nuttier than boiled.

Yield: 4 servings

Per serving: 115 calories, 15 mg cholesterol, 715 mg sodium

Recipe Source: The New Doubleday Cookbook by Jean Anderson & Elaine Hanna (Doubleday)
Reprinted with permission.

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 5 out of 5
yummy baked beets, Member Patmcintire

hi, I love beets cooked this way. Before I would never eat beets because all I had as a kid was canned. and I hated them. But the backed beets are very mellow and sweet.

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