ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Roast Chioggia Beets

Updated on April 26, 2010


  • 1 bunch chioggia beets
  • 2 cups chicken stock *
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp. peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup butter

* Subsitute vegetable stock if desired

Step 1) Trim the beets... Cut all but 1 inch of the beet greens off the top of the beets and set aside. You can choose to discard the greens or wash and use them later in a quick saute.If the end of the beet is long and stringy, trim that too.

Step 2) Get your pan ready... In a 13" x 13" baking dish, mix together the chicken stock with the bay leaves, peppercorns and butter. If the butter isn't melted, simply cut into cubes and add to the chicken stock (it all ends up melted together in the oven anyways...).

Step 3) Cover and bake... Add the trimmed beets to the baking dish and cover tightly with foil. Make sure to tent the foil in the center to avoid contact with the beets. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to an hour. Remove the beets to a colander.

Step 4) Remove the skins... I won't lie - this step sucks. Using your thumbs, remove the skins from the beets completely. If the beets are cooked just right, the skins should pop right off but this is hardly ever the case. You can also use a dry terry-cloth towel to help rub off stuck skin. It's important to remove the skins before the beets cool too much because it's almost impossible to remove the skins once the beets have cooled. Once the beets are peeled, transfer them into a container of cold water to rinse.

Step 5) Finishing the beets... Next, cut each beet in half or leave whole if desired and saute in a large saute pan with some butter. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Be sure to visit some of my other great recipe hubs!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Delaney Boling profile imageAUTHOR

      Delaney Boling 

      8 years ago

      Hey Dave! Yes, chioggia's CAN be pickled beautifully and make a great snack or condiment. I'll try to ammend this hub later today with a section on pickling or better yet, I'll try to publish a hub on it soon. Everyone has different pickling recipes but basically you just have to cook the beets and peel them before pickling.

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Delaney, this sounds great. Could these beets also be pickled and what would be the process?


    • Delaney Boling profile imageAUTHOR

      Delaney Boling 

      8 years ago

      You're very welcome BFP!

    • breakfastpop profile image


      8 years ago

      Thank you for this luscious recipe.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)