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    25 mins

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    Derf's Note:

    The first ones of summer, patiently waited for, these are soooo delicious!!!

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    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 lb baby beets with tops, attached
    • 1 medium walla walla onion, rough chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
    • salt and pepper
    • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
    • 2 -3 tablespoons good balsamic vinegar


    1. 1
      Wash beet tops well and shake excess water off.
    2. 2
      Cut the baby beets off the stems and slice the bigger ones in half.
    3. 3
      Cut the stems off the leaves and discard.
    4. 4
      In a large non stick frypan, over high heat, add the olive oil, onions and baby beet pieces.
    5. 5
      Saute'til onions are just beginning to soften.
    6. 6
      Add the beet leaves, whole.
    7. 7
      (They should be medium to small leaves and very fresh.) Reduce heat to medium and add the smashed garlic, salt and pepper.
    8. 8
      Turn everything over several times to mix well, while cooking 2 to 3 minutes.
    9. 9
      Add oyster sauce and balsamic vinegar, turn over several times, cover and cook another 5 minutes.
    10. 10
      Drain slightly/loosely, do not press, serve hot, immediately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 14, 2004


      Incredibly good. I cut my 1" or less diameter beets into four or more wedges and couldn't get them cooked in the recommended time. Next time I'll pre-roast the beets. Alternatively the beets could be cut much smaller. Either way, the flavor won't disappoint.

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    Nutritional Facts for Baby Beet Tops (with teeny weeny baby beets attached)

    Serving Size: 1 (108 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 173.5
    Calories from Fat 122
    Total Fat 13.6 g
    Saturated Fat 1.9 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 499.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 4.7 g
    Protein 1.3 g

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    beets with tops

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