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Nettie’s Most Awesome Beets Recipe

   Posted by: Phil

This is as close as we have been able to get to Nettie’s Beet recipe. She was a Ukrainian neighbor who always brought these to the table as her share dish.

  • 3 Large Beets
  • 1 Onion (red onion or walla walla)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 – 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 – 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 -2 tbsp cornstarch
  • Butter to taste

Boil beets whole under tender in a covered pot or steamer. Once they are cool enough to handle, remove skis and slice thinly or cut into julienne strips (I use a mandolin). Place them in a pot with onion, bay leaf, cloves, salt and approximately 1/2 cup of water.

Bring to boil and simmer until they are well done (about 1/2 hour).

In a bowl mix vinegar, brown sugar and cornstarch. Add to beet mixture and stir until thickened on medium heat. Add butter and enjoy!