PICKLED BEETS

beets
Aphrodisiac, Weight Loss, Increase Energy, Reduce Blood Pressure

You will be surprised to learn how good beets are for you. Beets are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals such as dietary fiber, manganese, iron, vitamin B folate, and phosphorus. According to Foodlife.com, there are Eight Healthy Reasons to Eat Beets.  The eight reasons are as follows:  1.  weight loss; 2.  brain and energy boost; 3.  nature’s viagra; 4. super antioxidant; 5. anti-inflammatory benefits; 6. cancer prevention; 7. cell detoxification and cleansing and 8. improved mental health.  Read the article, you will be amazed at the healthy benefits of eating beets, so amazed I think you will be eating some beets this week.

PICKLED BEETS

8 small beets, 1 large red onion, 1 cup wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons salt, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 1/4 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Brine: In a large heavy pot add the vinegar, salt, sugar, water, mustard, thyme and olive oil. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, stir until the sugar dissolves, continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from the stove, set aside.

With a vegetable brush clean the beets, cut off the stems. Dump the beets and the stems into a pot, cover with water, bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer cover the pot and cook for 15-minutes or until the beets are fork tender. Remove from the stove drain and allow to cool. When the beets cool peel off the skin using your fingers or a knife.  Slice (1/2 inch thick) dump the beets into the cooled brine.  This is a great tasty snack.

How do you fix beets?

 

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