Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Sometimes less is more, and that is certainly true for these simple beets.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash, peel and coarsely grate beets.
  2. In a covered frying pan, melt butter then add the beets, stirring to coat with the butter.
  3. Squeeze some lemon juice to taste over the beets.
  4. Cover and cook over low heat for about 10 minutes or until beets are just tender.
  5. Check often to make sure beets are not burning, and add a few drops of water or broth to the pan to prevent sticking.
  6. Season with salt, pepper and herbs.


Most Helpful

This recipe really brings out the awesome flavor of the fresh beets. It was absolutely delicious! I didn't expect a recipe with so few ingredients would result in such an amazing side dish.

TrySumthinNew September 23, 2010

This is very similar to another recipe I use. I saute the beets in a little olive oil stirring while cooking but only for a little over 4 minutes. I've used lime juice and then a little butter for flavor added at the end. It just makes for a bit fewer calories, and less saturated fat. Either way this recipe is a winner and definitely quick and easy. I eat a lot more beets than I used to when they were boiled and then slipped. I've also used a little water and butter to reduce fat ( in a non-stick Pan of course) when cooking the grated beets.

Shari #3 November 03, 2009

This was a quicker way to prepare than boiling then whole. I used fresh dill for the herb. Thanks Geema. Bullwinkle

bullwinkle May 18, 2005

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