Boiled Beets

Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds beets, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar
Directions

Place the beets in a large saucepan and add water to cover and the lemon juice or vinegar. This will help to keep the beets from bleeding. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Place pot under running cold water and let rinse until beets can be handled. The skins can now be easily peeled off The beets


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    These were simple and delicious. Will make them this way instead of roasting from now on.
    Should the pot be covered?
    and keep the cooking liquid, of course. Good luck !
    Dear Traci, yes, the pot should be covered. Also, if you wish to make hot or cold beet soup or broth, do NOT add any citric acid to the cooking liquid.
    Good and basic. Just what I needed. I can do things from this point such as salads, pickling etc. Thanks.
    Once you have fresh beets this way, you will be hard pressed to have canned beets again. Exactly the right recipe.
    It was exactly what I needed to know and it explained why to use lemon or vinegar, so I learned even more. Thanks
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