“I wanna help” is something I hear in the kitchen practically every time I start to cook. I’ve discovered that kids are great at helping with prep work like cleaning vegetables. This recipe I owe to another blogger, Farmgirl Fare. She just won the best rural food blog award, and she swears by this beet recipe. You definitely need to go check out her site cuz I never thought I would like beets but these are pretty awesome.

Caramelized Beets with Garlic –

A pile of beets. We get ours from a CSA so I’m never sure how many we’ll have but it’s usually a good amount. Clean them and then cut the tops and ends off. (We save the tops and use the beet greens in curry dishes.)

Next, dice them into small cubes – about an inch square. I pour about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pot, heat it up and then throw the beets in. You need to cook these beets very slowly over a low heat, stirring to coat them with the oil occasionally.

Meanwhile, you peel several cloves of garlic and sprinkle generously with salt. After the beets have caramelized, you make a small hole in the center of the pile in the pan and toss the garlic in, making sure it touches the bottom of the pan. After a couple of minutes, but before it turns brown, you stir the garlic in with the beets and serve. Very tasty.


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