Cooking Perfect Beet Greens Recipe

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Please do not throw away those fresh beet greens when cooking fresh beets.  

Cook them and enjoy a delicious and nutritious dish just like your grandparents grew up with.  This is a very simple and definitely delicious way to cook fresh beet greens.  In fact, my husband says it is the only way!

Beet greens contain a large amount of vitamins A and K, plus anti-oxidants Beta Carotene and Lutein, plus these greens can also be substituted in any recipe that calls for spinach.

 

Bowl of cooked beet greens

 

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Cooking Perfect Beet Greens Recipe:

Cooking Perfect Beet Greens Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves many

Ingredients:

Beet Greens (cut off the heavy stems and discard)
Butter
Salt
Pepper

 

Instructions:

Wash the fresh beet green in a sink filled with cold water.  Place cleaned and wet beet greens in a colander to let some of the water drain off.  NOTE: You want the leaves to be wet.

Washed Beet Greens
Place washed beet greens in a large pot.  There is no need to add additional water as the rinsed leaves will provide adequate moisture.  

Cook, covered, over medium heat until the greens look wilted, approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Beet greens cook quickly, so take care not to overcook them.

Beet greens will cook down quite a lot (just like fresh spinach leaves).

Beet greens in cooking pot      Cooked Beet Greens

When cooked, remove cooked beet greens to your serving bowl.  Season with some butter, salt, and pepper to your liking.

Enjoy!

 

eating beet greens

Photo of my husband, Don Stradley, eating cooked beet greens.  
Yes, we are University of Oregon football fans!  My son was on the football team during his college days.

 

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