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How To Roast Beets In Foil

Beets in separate foil packs in a baking pan.

It is super easy to roast beets in the oven. Wrap each of them in foil packs and then bake until tender.

Ingredients

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  • 2 Beets

Instructions

  1. Prepare the beets: Cut off the greens and stems. Don’t waste them. You can use them in another recipe. 

  2. Pack the beets in foil: Wrap each with aluminum foil. If they are very small, you can pack 2-4 of them together.

  3. Bake: Put them in a baking pan. Roast for 50-60 minutes. The cooking time might be less if your beets are really small. Check if they are done after 30 minutes. If you can easily insert a knife into a beet, it is done.

  4. Peel: Let them cool for 10 min after they are baked. They shouldn’t be completely cool. Put on your gloves and peel them with your hands. Alternatively, you can use a knife but make sure to have your gloves. 

  5. Use in Recipes or Store: Slice the roasted peeled beets and use in recipes. Or store them whole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week.

Notes

  • Don't roast whole beets without foil. It takes very long to cook them.
  • If you don't have any foil left, then the best option is to chop the beets and then roast them. Just place the beet slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle them with oil and roast for 30-40 minutes.
  • Always check the doneness of beets before removing them completely from the oven. If they are not soft enough when you insert a fork inside them, cook for another 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Make sure to wear gloves when peeling and chopping beets not to have the pink stain on your hands.

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