This is an amazing recipe for fresh beets, if you don't have any fresh beets you can substitute two 15-ounce cans drained small whole beets, halved or if they are large then quarter them, but I have to say that fresh beets are better! --- for the fresh beets you can boil them or I prefer to roast them in the oven in foil in a 400°F oven for about 30 minutes or until just fork-tender --- this is just as delicious cold as it is served hot! --- prep time does not include roasting the beets and cooking the onions.
This recipe from Canadian Living magazine has been in my "recipes to try file" since Nov 2003. I finally did so last night & wish I had done so much sooner. Its so easy & the flavour combination is so good!
This combination of sweet beets and hot horseradish is a mild, delicious taste treat and a great side dish with grilled meats.
A twist on the presentation of the Eastern Europen dish called Tsvikly.
From Food and Drink magazine.
Hope you enjoy!
*Note, please use a very hot, prepared horseradish sauce to offset the mildness of the cream. If you do not have hot horseradish, then please be prepared for a very mild flavoured dressing!
My bosses wife gave me this recipe that used to belong to her mother. They are wonderful and easy to make. For my first canning experience she had fresh beets and leftover liquid so she sent me home with them, the recipe, her canner and jarss. I have been canning ever since. (Regarding Pressure canners: I dont have a pressure canner however I checked one of my canning guides and it stated to process pints of pickled beets at 10 lbs for 10 minutes. Thats sounds correct as most things I have seen says a pressure canner cuts the processing time in half compared to a hot water bath.)
You can use a jar baby food beets, canned beets in water that you pureed (NOT pickled) or roast your own beets then puree. You will be very surprised at how good this is. In taste and for your health.
Beets are high in carbohydrates and low in fat. Containing phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, as well as fiber, vitamins A and C, niacin, folic acid, and biotin.
Whenever I need cooked beets, I don't boil them, I bake them. They're less messy, easier to handle and far tastier. The moisture is inside the beets, not in the boiling water. I've included 2 ways to use them.
This recipe uses cooked brown rice, but feel free to substitute white rice. Cooking time does not include the time to cook the rice. The "spicy" in the title doesn't mean hot, but simply full of flavor and seasonings. This recipe comes from America's Best Recipes 1994, Tracing our Heritage.