The roasted beets can be used for salads, soups, pickles or simply as a side dish with a touch of butter.
Use kitchen gloves to keep your hands from turning red when you peel the beets.
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- whole beets
1Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2Wash beets to remove any residual dirt.
Leave root and 1 inch of stem intact.
3Wrap individual beets tightly in square of aluminum foil and put in oven on rack or on baking sheet.
4Bakes about 1 - 1 1/4 hours depending on size of beets.
Test for doneness with a metal skewer. There should be no resistance to the skewer.
5Remove from oven and unwrap. When beets are cool enough to handle, with your hands rub the beets to easily slip off the skins and trim the stem and root.
6Beets are ready to be used for salads, soups, pickles or simply served as a side dish with a touch of butter.