Ginger Butter Beets

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Serve these beets with anything from beef to fish to risotto. Try the recipe with golden or Chioggia beets when available.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 5 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 16 baby beets, fresh
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh gingerroot
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped purple basil

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Wash beets, remove and discard greens; wrap beets in foil to form a packet. Bake for about 45 minutes, until the beets can be easily pierced with a knife.
  • Let beets cool enough to handle and peel them. The outer skin should peel away easily with the help of a paring knife and your thumb. Dice peeled beets and set aside.
  • Sauté onion in butter for a few minutes over medium heat. Add gingerroot and cook for a few minutes more.
  • Add beets, salt, and pepper to the sauté pan. Cook over low heat until beets are hot. Stir in basil and serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 16 baby beets, fresh
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh gingerroot
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped purple basil

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Wash beets, remove and discard greens; wrap beets in foil to form a packet. Bake for about 45 minutes, until the beets can be easily pierced with a knife.
  • Let beets cool enough to handle and peel them. The outer skin should peel away easily with the help of a paring knife and your thumb. Dice peeled beets and set aside.
  • Sauté onion in butter for a few minutes over medium heat. Add gingerroot and cook for a few minutes more.
  • Add beets, salt, and pepper to the sauté pan. Cook over low heat until beets are hot. Stir in basil and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories130
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium350mg
Total Carbohydrate17g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars13g
Protein2g