Cooking beets on the stove is one of the easiest ways to prepare them with basic cooking gear. Plus boiling beets lends a delicate, sweet finish that’s perfect for light recipes or people who find the taste of roasted beets too overpowering. Boil them whole to retain the juices and color (doing so also makes it easier to remove the skin).
1. Place whole beets in a medium to large saucepan and cover with salted water by 2 inches.
2. Bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for 30-45 minutes, depending on beet size.
3. Remove beets as they’re done and immediately plunge in ice water to easily slip off skins.
With these preparation and cooking tips you’ll feel confident cooking fresh beets for a wide variety of recipes!