How to Cook Beets

Beet (also known as Beta vulgaris) is very popular for its nutritious varieties such as the spinach and sugar beet. In some countries, this plant is included in dishes since it contains substances that are helpful to boost our health. For instance, the plant is proven by medical experts to lower blood pressure. In addition to this, it can also be a laxative and reduces the risk of experiencing constipation. To get the nutrients and vitamins present in this plant, it is important to know how to cook beets the proper way. To do this, it will be useful to learn some recipes that contain the plant.

Sweet and Sour Beets

This delectable viand contains a can of sliced beets, a large sweet onion, three tablespoons cider vinegar, three tablespoons sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon celery seeds and a whole clove. Remove the skin of the onion and slice. Put the sugar in a small saucepan. Heat the saucepan over medium fire and add the salt, vinegar, clove, onion and celery seeds. Stir and bring to a boil. Remove the clove and add the vegetable. Cook for a minute and remove from heat. Stir and transfer the dish in a small bowl. Serve while hot.

Sweet Pickled Eggs and Beets

The ingredients for this recipe are five beets, a dozen eggs, two cups beet juice, a cup of brown sugar, a cup of cider vinegar and a medium size onion. Fill a large pot with water and boil the eggs. Transfer the boiled eggs in a bowl filled with water and cool. Remove the shell. Place the eggs in another bowl and mix with onions and the vegetables. Boil the juice. Change the heat setting to low and add the brown sugar and vinegar. Simmer the dish until the sugar dissolves completely. Pour the sauce over the eggs and onions. Refrigerate and serve after an hour.

Orange Glazed Beets

For this dish, you need a tablespoon of chopped onions, two tablespoons butter, two tablespoons cornstarch, a teaspoon of orange zest, a cup of orange juice, ¼ cup apple, ¼ teaspoon pepper, ¼ teaspoon salt and a can of sliced beets. Melt butter in a skillet and add the onions. Saute for two minutes and add the cornstarch. Add the orange juice, orange zest, salt, apple and pepper. Boil the dish and stir for a minute. Add the vegetables and cook for three minutes to five minutes. Serve while hot.

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