Sunday, August 21, 2011

Simple Roasted Beets

I love beets. I love having a bunch of roasted beets sitting in a Pyrex in the fridge all weeks, and I can sprinkle them on my salads or eat them plain whenever I want. (I swear, the picture above is actually of beets. They're some heirloom variety that is sort of a golden color that I found at the farmer's market, and because I'm all about biodiversity in our food supply, I promptly bought my weird beets. They are quite tasty.)

But since we have a ban on cooking or roasting in aluminum foil, they need to be roasted chopped up.

And because I am a dunder-head when it comes to cooking and have a penchant for walking away from the oven while something is roasting and check my email, get a link to a cool website, read an article and then go find Will to tell him about what I read... all while I've forgotten something in the oven for an extra twenty minutes...

well, it's just easier to use the crockpot and make my paleo snacks.

This is easy. Really, really easy. And you can modify it if you want to: add some garlic or some herbs to spice things up, or enjoy them plain like I do.

The Tools:

- 2 qt. crockpot

- Bunch of beets
- 1/3 cup water

The Process:

Are you wearing a nice outfit? Go change into crummy clothing or put on an apron.

Good. Now you can chop beets.

Peel and chop up the beets. Put them in the crock. Dump the water over them.

Cook on low for 6 hours.

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