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Roasted Beet Salad Recipe and Beet Wine

Updated on November 12, 2016
Roasted Beets/garlic cloves/olive oil/cidar vinegar Oh so Good!
Roasted Beets/garlic cloves/olive oil/cidar vinegar Oh so Good! | Source

Roasted Beets with Roasted Garlic Cloves

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Beets are a Powerful Detoxer

In the fall of the year five pound bags of vegetables are cheap. You can stock up on carrots, onions, beets and potatoes. You store them in containers such as baskets or even setting them on newspapers, in a cool spot in your home, and they will keep a couple of months. Just make sure you don't leave them in the plastic bags they come in.

Beet are very high in Vitamin C and are a powerful cleanser for your blood and liver. Drinking beet juice is also good for dehydration and will give you an immediate energy boost.

How to Roast Beets

10 pounds of beets for $2.00
10 pounds of beets for $2.00 | Source
Roasting beets and garlic together saves ebergy
Roasting beets and garlic together saves ebergy | Source
These need to be peeled.
These need to be peeled. | Source
Oh my so good.
Oh my so good. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: serves eight people 4 ounces of Roasted Beet Salad

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds beets, cut the greens off about 2 inches from the beet and save for salads
  • 3 full cloves of garlic, cut off the tops
  • cup olive oil, drizzel over top of garlic before roasting
  • cup apple cider vinigar and S/P, for dressing after beets are cooked

Instructions

  1. Wash and put five pounds of beets into an oven baking dish.
  2. Along side of the beets, cut the tops off the garlic cloves and drizzle them with olive oil. TIP: I roast more garlic than I need, so I can use it for salads and other dishes. Roasted garlic works well from frozen.
  3. Put into a 400 pre-heated degree oven for 20 minutes, then take the garlic out and continue roasting for 40 more minutes or until your beets are soft and you can puncture with a fork.
  4. Let beets cool and peel all the beets. Then cut the beets into bite size pieces. The garlic you should be able to squeeze the cloves out of their shells on top of the beets.
  5. Make the dressing from 1 cup of oil and 1 cup of apple cider vinegar( or vinegar of your choice Balsamic works well also) S\P and enjoy. This will keep for 4 days in your refrigerator,

The Value of Beet Juice

Roasted Beet with Roasted Garlic Salad

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 cups of Roasted Beet Salad
Calories 100
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Carbohydrates 13 g4%
Sugar 9 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Cholesterol 13 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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Beet Wine Instructions

Boiling the beets in a roasting pan. Hey, use what you have.
Boiling the beets in a roasting pan. Hey, use what you have. | Source
The beet juice will look cloudy when you first start the wine.
The beet juice will look cloudy when you first start the wine. | Source
Then it will go a deeper red and clear because the fibers in the juice will settle to the bottom of the jug.
Then it will go a deeper red and clear because the fibers in the juice will settle to the bottom of the jug. | Source
After the wine stops fermenting in about a months  time, you can safely bottle it up into you favorite wine bottle and let it sit until you can`t stand it anymore, then drink it!
After the wine stops fermenting in about a months time, you can safely bottle it up into you favorite wine bottle and let it sit until you can`t stand it anymore, then drink it! | Source

Beet Wine

We roasted the fist five pound bag of beets now we are going to boil the other five pounds of beets to use the juice we get from doing that to make the wine.

You could juice these beets from raw with a juicer but either way you need to peel them and get your hands red. The beets this way, after they are boiled, can be used in the recipe above or pickle them with your favorite recipe.

STEP 1: After you remove the cooked beets, let the juice cool off , use a funnel to add the juice to your 1 gallon jug.

STEP 2: Add one full cup of white sugar and one package of yeast. You can purchase a wine yeast packet from a wine store but I used a baking yeast packet from the grocery store. They are 3 for 2$. Yeast is the ingredient that makes it ferment along with the sugar.

STEP 3: Cover the top with a plastic wrap and hold it to the top of your jug with an elastic band. Then puncture plastic wrap with a pin to let the air out as the wine ferments.

TIP: Do not put the jug lid on at this point or it could explode and what a red mess that would be.

STEP 4: When it stops fermenting( about a month`s time pour it into your wine bottles. Then add a teaspoonful of sugar to each bottle to make it tastes better. I tasted the wine at this time and it is a good red wine with a great earthy beet taste. I love it and it will be awesome by January first, to toast in the New Year.

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      Susan Britton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beets are so good for you and they give you lots of energy which I need. Thanks a lot @Susan Recipes for stopping by and commenting.

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      Susan 2 years ago from India

      Wow.. This looks so delicious. Thanks Susan for sharing this yummy recipe.

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      Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks a lot EatCookReview. Great idea for your new hubpages. Food and Drink. I love it.

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      Chantele and Julie 3 years ago from Wales

      that salad looks so tasty

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Yes, your are right Christy Writes and vey tasty also thank you so much for commenting.

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Healthy and frugal - now that is a good combination!

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for sharing my hub Deborah and I know you will love this beet recipe. I appreciate your input on my hub.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      this is most awesome hub on beets.. I love beets but I have never known how to cook them.. I will keep this in favorites.. and I am sharing on Facebook..

      Debbie

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I am a beet nut too. Your welcome and thanks a lot for your comments.

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      b. Malin 4 years ago

      Hi Suzzycue, I'm one of those Nuts who Loves Beets. Warm Beets, Cold Beets, Pickled Beets. However, Lover Man, not a Big Fan of Beets. But maybe I can sneak in your Recipe. And Wine out of Beets? Mmmm...Thanks for Sharing!

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks carol7777 for stopping in to comment. Yes we don't have to have fancy boxes to store our veggies in as long as the spot we put them is dry and cool.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I love the wine idea and will bookmark. Also learned a lot about storing..which I never knew.

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Your welcome Lipnancy. Nice to see you . It was a bad year for beets here too that is why I bought these 5 pound bags of beets for a dollar a bag. They were great!

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Beets are my favorite. I was a bad year for them here, They were very earthy tasting. Thanks for the great recipe.

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for your comment always exploring. Beet juice just might go good with Vodka and keep the hang over away.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I have always loved pickled beets. Your dish looks delicious. I don't like the taste of wine, my choice of liquor is vodka, i doubt if beet juice would go well with it. Thank's for sharing.

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks a lot for your comment shinningirisheyes. The wine will be good in January for sure. I love beets and if they are pickled I could eat the whole jar. YUM! Thanks for sharing these recipes with your family that is an awesome compliment.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I have to say this is the one item I am not fond of - beets. My entire family loves them and would devour anything with beets so I am printing the handy recipes. Thank you for your many wonderful tips.

      And I may try the wine! LOL