who likes BEETS

Discussion in 'Root Crops' started by chrish, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. chrish

    chrish Smoking Fanatic

    I love them, butter and alittle salt,.
    got some from a amish vender, 7 beets for a $1, got 14 beets nice sized ones too.
     
  2. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds good, I like them
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pickle 'em, bud! toss in some garlic cloves and a hot pepper...or as a sweet- ...cinnimon stick
     
  4. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree, pickle'em. we used the same juice that we used on regular sweet pickles,LOVE'EM
     
  5. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm with chrish on this one, however, I do like the pickled as well!
    Sizewise, about the size of a small plum is best!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I love beets, with butter salt and pepper! Here's a great side dish... clean the leaves then steam them like fresh spinach... a little butter, salt and pepper and you'll have the best tasting greens on the planet!
     
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ever "wilted" them, like spinach?
    Remove stem to bottom of leaf, wash, shake and pat dry. Brown some diced onion in bacon drippings, pour hot over beet tops, salt and pepper. There's a warm spinach dressing made similarly,but I don't know the recipe.
     
  8. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've sauteed them in bacon grease, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. They are good that way too.
     
  9. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    lol
    several people have reponded-
    and nobody's smoking them[​IMG]
     
  10. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I find they take too long to dry out, Larry [​IMG]
     
  11. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    STOP IT!!!!!!! I haven't had anything to eat yet. Yummy
     
  12. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Maybe you could wrap them in a damp towel and pre steam them in the nukulator then smoke them? I do that with taters alot.
     
  13. I've smoked them and they are amazing. I wrap them loosely in foil, peeled but whole, for about 2 hours depending on the size. As dense as beets are, they absorb the flavor really well. The fork is the best way to see if they are done.
    Wayne.
     
  14. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Now have to go find raw beets somewhere ... thanks alot! [​IMG]
     
  15. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nukulator ... I like the way you think mom! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  16. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yanno, one of the nation's largest sugar beet producer is kinda sorta just up the roadhere...Saginaw Hmmm ...thinkin' sauce beginning...smoke 'em first?!?

    Then again, I'm enjoying my third FRESH mint julip here, Me an' my ole Grandad
     
  17. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I love beets.......never had them smoked. Sounds good!
     
  18. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    spam reported
     
  19. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I grow beets every year, one year they were bitter. I found out that You need to add a fertilizer with trace elements to the soil. Lack of boron causes them to be bitter it seems. I love the greens but you need to get the smaller fresh ones in spring.

    If I had to guess I would bet that parboiling them first to about 1/2 done before smoking them might be a good idea. Unfortunately there are none around here this time of year except those big ones with almost no flavour.

    I loves pickled beets.
     
  20. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    wash them, oil them, add some kosher and toss on a hot grill skin and all till fork tender yumm..........
     

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