Recipes

Caramelized Beets with Fresh Chives

Color abounds with this dish. The chives add a fresh bright pop to the deep dark purple of the beets- we think you’ll agree it’s a beautiful combination!

This side is a wonderful addition to a couple of fried pastured eggs on a Saturday morning.

Caramelized Beets with Fresh Chives

When you add the chives to this dish, it is going to feel like a lot, but don't fear, they add such a bright pop.  We think you'll like them!

  • 4 Servings
  • 40 minutes
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds beets, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) bacon fat
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 tablespoons (6 g) chopped fresh chives

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet (with a lid) over medium heat, melt bacon fat.
  2. Once melted, add sliced beets and toss to coat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and gently cook for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. After 25 minutes, remove the lid and increase the heat to medium. Sauté for 5 additional minutes without stirring to finish caramelizing.
  4. After five minutes, remove from the heat. Add sea salt, pepper, and chives.
  5. Toss to combine and serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Save the beet greens for another use, such as in a soup or salad, or sautéed with butter and garlic.