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Favorite Beets

I make this recipe often. It dresses up beets with tangy flavor but lets their goodness come through. I prefer to eat mine warm, but my husband likes his cold.—Fred Castellini & Sin Farms, Greg Castellini, Vineland, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 5 medium fresh beets, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Place beets in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until tender. Drain and place in a bowl; add onion. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Drizzle over beets and toss to coat. Serve immediately or refrigerate and served chilled.

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  • slmacbeth
    Oct 19, 2017

    These were not terrible, but definitely not what I would call my 'favorite'. I roasted the beets because just straight boiling is almost never the best way to get flavor. Even so, I feel like this recipe needs something to add a little bit of sweetness. I probably would not make them again. My boyfriend sneaked his onto my plate when I wasn't looking.