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Paula's Favorite Beet Recipes

Beets Salad Recipe

6-8 beets
1 cup yogurt
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lemon juice
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
salt and peper to taste

Wash and boil the beets until tender in medium heat. Cool the beets and peel the skins off, slice small. Add the olive oil and lemon mashed or put in a food processor for a few seconds, then add all the ingredients and mix well. Serve with toasted pita bread.


Beet Cake Recipe

2 c. white sugar
3 eggs, beaten well
1-1/2 c. cooking oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 c. raw grated beets
3 c. plain flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 small can crushed pineapple

1 stick margarine
8 oz. cream cheese
1 box powdered sugar (more if needed)
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon
pinch of ground nutmeg
1 c. chopped nuts

Bake 320 degrees about 35 minutes or until done in three 8-inch layers. Cool thoroughly before icing.


Beet Salad Recipe #2

2 pounds raw beets
enough water to cover beets

1 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon grated horseradish
1 pinch allspice
1 pinch ground cloves

Place beets in a pot with enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 to 3 hours till beets are tender. Cool beets under cold running water. Peel off skin and slice or dice to your preference. Bring 1 cup of water to boil. Stir in vinegar and other spices. Pour hot mixture over beets. Let Cool. Cover and refrigerate.


Spiced Beets Recipe

4 cup sliced cooked beets
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons vinegar
1/4 cup boiling water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cloves

Place beets in greased 1-1/2 quart casserole. Melt butter, blend in flour and sugar. Add vinegar and boiling water, cook stirring constantly until bubbling. Add remaining ingredients. Pour over beets. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.


Beets in Sour Cream Recipe

14 oz can diced beets, drained
1 tb cider vinegar
1/4 ts garlic
1/4 ts salt
1/4 ts pepper
1/4 c sour cream
1 ts sugar

Combine all ingredients in 1 qt glass casserole. Stir gently to mix. Microwave, covered, 3-5 minutes on High, or until heated through. Stir every 2 minutes. Let stand, covered, 2-3 minutes before serving.
Makes 4 Servings


Beets and Pineapple Recipe

2 tb Brown sugar
1 tb Corn starch
1/4 ts Salt
1 c Pineapple tidbits
1 tb Butter
1 tb Lemon juice
1 lb Can of beets, slice & drain

Combine brown sugar, corn starch and salt in pan. Stir in the pineapple with syrup. Cook, stir constantly until it bubbles. Add butter, lemon juice and beets. Cook for about 5 minutes.

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