Simply Sauteed Beets

Roasting beets brings out their earthy sweetness, and sauteeing them adds an extra layer of crispy goodness.
  • 1 basket fresh beets, scrubbed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or clarified butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • optional garnish with a dollop of goat cheese


  1. Cut the tops and bottoms off of the beets (save for juicing). Place in a steaming apparatus of what you have. Cover and steam until fork tender, about 30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool enough to handle. Using a spoon, carefully remove the skin. Cut into even wedges.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add in the oil, the beets, and the salt. Stir/toss occasionally for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, garnish and enjoy immediately.
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