- 2 pounds beets
- 1 quart salted water
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons fresh chopped mint
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Place the beets in boiling water to which 1 tablespoon of salt has been added. Return to the boil, reduce the heat, and cook gently until the beets are tender, about 30 to 40 minutes.
Remove from the heat and allow the beets to cool completely in their cooking liquid before draining. Discard the water and slip the beets out of their skins using paper towels to grasp the beets. Cut the beets into wedges.