Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 7 mins

From my collection of handwritten recipes 1960's.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs beet leaves (choose tender, young greens)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced


  1. Wash the greens thoroughly several times in deep water. Cook in very little boiling salted water until just tender, a few minutes. Drain thoroughly. Season with salt , pepper, vinegar and butter. Garnish with sliced eggs over the top.


Most Helpful

This is perfect. DD1 (5 years old) also liked it quite a bit. It was my first time trying beet greens and I'm glad I chose this recipe. I used organic beet leaves off the beets that came in our weekly organic local produce basket, grey sea salt, a perfect salt, freshly ground black pepper, a little organic apple cider vinegar but not sure I would add vinegar another time, & organic local free range eggs (perfect tasting eggs where we have seen how they live on their farm). I'd like to make this again insha Allah (God willing).

UmmBinat June 29, 2013

Wow! This was my first time eating beet greens and honestly, I was surprised because they tasted so good! I was thankful to have this easy recipe too. The only thing I didn't add was vinegar. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Autsayder November 01, 2010

These were delish! My cousin gave me the greens from her very lush garden and I cooked them for about 20 minutes, used seasoned rice vinegar, (the sweet kind), and my husband and I polished them off in one meal! I didn't use the eggs. These were some of the best greens I've ever had, likely a split between a great recipe and good gardeners! YUM!

Chef PotPie August 23, 2010

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