How to bake beets in the oven quickly and juicy

Beetroot with tops

You can cook beets in different ways, but it is very important to preserve all the benefits in the vegetable. Roasting is one of the optimal types of heat treatment, allowing to preserve the vitamin and mineral composition. At the same time, the taste of the product only improves. In the article I will tell you how to properly bake beets in the oven, and I will also describe some wonderful and simple recipes.

Cooking technology: how, how much and at what temperature

Beets on the table

It is believed that the fastest way to cook baked beets is to place the vegetable in a sleeve. After 30-40 minutes, the beets will be ready. Much depends on the size of the fruit: the larger, the longer bake. You can cook in whole and in pieces.

The use of other methods requires a longer heat treatment - from 1 to 2 hours.

To preserve the juiciness and bright taste, wrap the beets in foil or place in a sleeve. Otherwise, it will decrease and shrink, and the taste will become very mediocre.

For baking, choose vegetables without damage, do not cut the “tail” and tops for a short time to prevent loss of moisture.

Calorie Baked Beets

Four beets

The product is used in a diet and is one of the most healthy vegetables. Calorie content is 40.9 kcal per gram. Beets are enriched with iron, iodine, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, cobalt, zinc, magnesium, vitamins C, group B, E, folic acid, provitamin A. It is indispensable in the daily nutrition of expectant mothers and all who care about health.

Beetroot in the foil oven

Proper foil preparation consists of a few simple steps:

Servings: +4
  • beet 4 PC
  • salt taste
Calories and BJU per 100 g
Calories 43 kcal
Proteins: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbohydrates: 8.8 g
45 minutesVideo
  • Rinse vegetables with a sponge.
  • Sockets and ponytails are not trimmed.
  • Allow to dry after washing.
  • Wrap large fruits separately, and wrap small fruits in pieces.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 ° C, but not higher.
  • After 40 minutes, check, if not ready, send to the oven until fully baked.

How to bake beetroot for vinaigrette

Beetroot with a knife

Baked beets retain more vitamins, micro and macro elements. The vinaigrettemade from baked vegetables will be tasty and healthy.

  1. To bake beetroot for salad, wash it thoroughly with a soft brush.
  2. Allow to dry after washing.
  3. Wrap it in foil. We recommend choosing small or medium-sized vegetables so that cooking does not take much time.
  4. As soon as the beets “clothed” in foil, place it on a baking sheet and put in the oven, heated to 180 ° C.
  5. Baking time from 45 minutes to 1 hour.

You can check readiness with a skewer. Next, we act as standard: let cool, clean, cut into small cubes.

The whole method of baking in the sleeve

Wash the vegetable and leave for a few minutes to remove excess moisture. After placed in a sleeve and put on a baking sheet. The technology of baking is not much different from cooking in foil. The baking temperature is 180 ° C and the time is 40 minutes. Beetroot faster cooked in the microwave.

Interesting and original recipes

Borsch with baked beets

Borsch with sour cream

  • 2 medium baked beets;
  • 1 kg of chilled pork ribs;
  • 1 small cabbage;
  • 1 kg of potatoes;
  • 2 ripe tomatoes;
  • 2 carrots;
  • 1 onion;
  • garlic, herbs;
  • vegetable oil;
  • fat.
How to cook:
  1. Ribs pour five liters of water and put on fire.
  2. While preparing the broth, we will prepare the vegetables. In vegetable oil, we prepare the frying of finely chopped onions and carrots. Add the peeled tomatoes to the frying, simmer for several minutes over medium heat.
  3. When the broth boils, remove the ribs and separate the meat from the bones. Cut the fillet into small slices and send back to the pan, add the fry.
  4. We proceed to the baked beets: you can chop it with thin straws or grate it on a coarse grater and put in the broth.
  5. Cut the potatoes into small cubes, add to the borsch. Now you can salt.
  6. After 15 minutes, add chopped cabbage and cook another 8-10 minutes.
  7. A few minutes before turning off the stove, it's time to grind lard with garlic on a blender. We throw a spoonful of such a mixture into borsch, and the rest is useful for sandwiches.
  8. When the borsch is ready, add the herbs and serve with sour cream.
Video recipe
Julia Vysotskaya - Baked Beetroot Borsch

Baked Beetroot Salad with Cheese

I propose to cook a salad of baked beets with cheese.

  • beets - 2 pcs.;
  • goat cheese - 100 g;
  • some baked vegetables;
  • lettuce - 250 g;
  • walnuts;
  • fresh basil;
  • garlic;
  • lemon juice;
  • olive oil.
  1. Cut the beets into slices, lettuce leaves tear by hand, break the cheese into pieces. Fry the nuts in a pan, grind a little.
  2. We take the dish and cover its bottom with lettuce leaves, spread the beets on them, sprinkle with cheese, nuts and add fresh basil leaves.
  3. Salad season with lemon juice with chopped garlic, olive oil, salt and ground pepper.
“AiF. Food in St. Petersburg ": a salad recipe with baked beets

The vinaigrette

  • 3 beets;
  • 2 carrots;
  • 2 pickled cucumbers;
  • canned peas - 200 g;
  • vegetable oil - 3 tbsp. l .;
  • onion - 1 head.
  1. Vinaigrette is prepared very easily: all vegetables are wrapped in foil.
  2. Baked from 40 minutes to 1 hour at 180 degrees. The exception is carrot, which will be cooked in half an hour.
  3. We cut the baked vegetables into cubes, add the finely chopped cucumber and onions, put them in a salad bowl.
  4. Add green peas, salt, season with oil.
Video recipe
Principles of cooking vinaigrette

Baked beets: benefits and harms

Beets are good for men and women. Ladies are advised to consume a vegetable during menstruation, and the stronger half - to stimulate muscle activity and sexual harmony. For children, the product is indispensable, as it helps to cope with allergic reactions.

Vitamin U, which is part of it, normalizes digestion. Active substances improve metabolism in the brain, reduce blood cholesterolrelieve vasospasm, have an anti-sclerotic effect, lower blood pressure, maintain vision.

Beetroot increases hemoglobin, positively affects the nervous system, and serves as a prophylaxis of neoplasms.

Harmful to those who suffer from flatulence, inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract in the acute stage of their development.

Recommendations and useful information

Vegetables in a basket

What else do you need to know about cooking baked beets?

  1. Choose not very large fruits or cook in slices to speed up the process.
  2. The integrity of the peel and “tail” will ensure the preservation of moisture.
  3. After baking, let cool and only then begin to use for cooking.
  4. Foil can be covered as individual vegetables, or several at once.

What do you cook from beets?

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I recommend cooking beets at home using the baking method, in order to preserve the maximum nutrients and natural taste.

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