Beets are also known as beetroot. Cooking beets is not that hard (even though you can buy them already cooked).
Beets are a root vegetable that are typically round (or oblong) and have a deep red or purple color.
Beets can be either boiled, roasted, grilled, steamed … We will give you all relevant cooking times and temperatures for beets! Translation in French: betterave.
Beets cooking time
How do I cook beets?
- Preparing beets
- Cooking beets in a pot
- Cooking beets with a steamer
- Cooking beets with a pressure cooker
- Cooking beets in an oven
- Cooking beets on a grill
What to pair beets with?
Used cold, beets go well with hard boiled eggs, corn and lettuce. Eaten warm, you can pair beets with onions, zucchini or pork cutlets. Cooked beets can be served (warm) as a side dish or added (cold & diced) to salads.
You’ll have to prepare beets before cooking them, whether they’re fresh or already boiled!
If you use fresh beets, use a chopping board, remove the leaves and stems. You can choose to leave 1 inch of the stems attached to the beet. Wash thoroughly under running water.
If you use boiled beets, start by wearing plastic gloves (cooked beets will stain your hands!). Peel the beet (the skin should come off super easily) and dice. That’s useful for a beet salad. You can also peel the skin off by rubbing the beet with a paper towel.
Beets boiling time
Cooking beets in a pot. Beets can be cooked in water (on the stove) until tender. Here’s how to boil beets.
1. Place the beetroots in a large pot and cover with water by 2 inches.
2. Bring the water to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer.
3. Cook the beets for 45-60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of the beet meets little resistance
4. Drain the beets and let them cool down a bit before handling them.
Beets steamer time
Cooking beets with a steamer. Another way of cooking beets is by steaming them (cooking beets in a steamer).
1. Place the beets (peeled with the stems & roots trimmed) in a steamer basket set over a pot of boiling water.
2. Cover the pot and steam the beets for 20-25 minutes, or until they are tender when pierced with a fork.
3. Remove the beets from the steamer and let them cool slightly.
Beets pressure cooker time
Cooking beets with a pressure cooker. Steaming red beets in a pressure cooker is very simple and quick.
1. Rinse the beets, to remove the remaining soil, leave a tail end of 2 cm.
2. Put the steam basket in 2 inches of water and add the beets.
3. Once the valve starts spinning (or whistling), cook for 17 to 20 minutes depending on the size.
4. Take out the basket and let the beets cool before peeling.
Beets roasting time
Cooking beets in an oven. Beets can be roasted in the oven. Here’s how to cook beets in the oven.
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Prepare the beets. Wrap them individually in aluminum foil.
2. Place the beets on a baking tray and roast the beets for about 90 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork.
3. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before peeling off the skin with a sharp knife or your fingers.
Note: Cooking time may vary depending on the size of your beets. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Beets grill time
Cooking beets on a grill. Beets can be grilled on a barbecue or stovetop grill
1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Prepare the beets.
2. Place the beets under the grill for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender.
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