Make-ahead Glazed Beets
Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: 10
Kids Cook! Get your kids involved in the kitchen by having them help out with this recipe. Here’s what they can do!* Have them help measure out ingredients. Instead of using a knife, scissors can be used to cut herbs and green onion.

Dietitian's Tip: Beets offer up fibre, potassium and folate. If your kids don't like steamed beets try serving them in different ways. Make a beet hummus by blending a few small cooked beets into your regular homemade hummus recipe. Let the kids try spiralizing raw beets to make a colourful garnish that's fun to eat. Offer them sliced beets in their next sandwich.
  • 10 (3 inch) whole beets
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped chives
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) green onion or fresh dill
  • splash of vinegar or lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place ten 3-inch whole beets in pot with enough water to just cover; bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes.
  2. Turn heat off and let stand covered for 1 hour or more.
  3. Use a paper towel to slip skins off. Cut into slices; sauté in butter to heat through.
  4. Toss with chopped chives, green onion or fresh dill and a splash of vinegar or lemon juice.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste
Time-saving tip:
Wrapped cooked beets keep for 3-5 day in the fridge so why not cook them ahead on a day when you have the stove going anyhow? Work smarter, not longer!

Please Note
*All “Kid’s Cook!” ideas herein are meant as a guide only. You know what your child can safely manage. Make sure they know and understand your rules for working in the kitchen safely and always supervise kids in the kitchen.
Recipe by Yummy Lunch Club at