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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Simple Roasted Beets In The Pressure Cooker


You will never buy can beets again once you discover how easy they are to cook



 Most people don't like the taste of beets as they may have been turned off to them when they tried them from a can. Can beets can be bland and mushy. My husband used to not like beets until he tried one that I roasted in the oven. After my husband tried my oven roasted beets, he was hooked and now he always reminds me to buy fresh beets when I go to the store. I too love roasted beets and use them in many vegan recipes like beet hummus and beet salad. I just don't care for how long they take to cook in the oven. So when I bought a pressure cooker, I was amazed at how easy beets are to cook in the pressure cooker. The best part is that you do not have to peel the beets before cooking.


 Cooking beets in the pressure cooker are great for those hot summer days when you don't want to turn on the oven for over an hour but want a healthy plant-based meal. Another plus of cooking beets in the pressure cooker is you can press a button and walk away. The pressure cooker will beep when the cooking is complete. I love my pressure cooker for many other recipes like cooking beans for my homemade spicy carrot hummus. I also make baked beans in my pressure cooker. This cooking device cuts most of my cooking time in half.


  I have even heard of people making yogurt in the pressure cooker but I prefer to make yogurt with an electric blanket. I need to also discover how to cook tamales in the pressure cooker. Tamales are a family favorite here and I love how easy tamales are to make in the slow cooker. I usually make tamales for Sunday dinner as I place them in the slow cooker before church and when we come home the tamales are done. My family then has a delicious vegetarian meal for lunch.

Don't toss the beet greens


 You can purchase your beets in red or gold. I like the red ones best for flavor and the look so pretty in my purple beet hummus. You can also buy beets with the greens attached or ones with them cut off. The beets with the greens attached usually are sold by the bunch and the beets without the greens are sold by the pound. I usually buy the beets without the greens as they are easier to put in the bag. When I buy the beets with the greens attached for the purpose of cooking the greens, the cashiers tend to smoosh my delicious greens. If you buy the beets with the greens, you simply cut them off the green portion and saute them with some oil until tender. Beet greens are so delicious. You can also chop the greens up and add them to vegetable soup.


 If you don't have a pressure cooker, you can make the beets in a slow cooker, just make sure to add water as I have cracked the crock to a slow cooker when I followed a recipe for baked potatoes that used no water. When I cook the beets in a slow cooker, I like to wrap the whole beets in foil to help them steam better and I cook them on high for 4-6 hours or until the beets are tender.

Simple Roasted Beets In The Pressure Cooker

Ingredients
2-4 large raw fresh red beets
1 cup of water

Directions
 Wash and scrub the beets with a vegetable brush. Cut off both ends on the beets. Pour the water into the pressure cooker and place the wire cooking rack inside the pot. You can also use a metal steamer basket. If you misplaced the wire rack that came with your pressure cooker and you don't have a steam basket, you can place the beets directly in the pot with the water. Placing the beets above the water on a rack will make them less mushy. Put the lid on the pressure cooker and cook on high for 40 minutes. Then use the quick-release to let the steam out. Let the beets cool down. When the beets are cooled down, run them under cold water to peel off the skin. By running the beets under water, your hands are less likely to turn purple. You can also wear gloves to avoid staining your hands purple. If your hands do turn purple, it washes off with soap.


Don't have a pressure cooker? Then check out how easy it is to roast beets in the oven.
https://www.momknowsbest.net/2019/01/easy-roasted-beets-in-oven.html



Check out my recipe for beet hummus
https://www.momknowsbest.net/2017/12/easy-beet-white-bean-hummus.html

21 comments:

  1. Now this sounds like an interesting recipe, I have to admit I've never tried a beet hummus and had no idea you could make one in a pressure cooker.

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  2. I need to try this. It's been ages since I've had beets. I'm intrigued by this now. I do have an Instant Pot.

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  3. I love beetroot but I only had them roasted so this is a game changer.

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  4. I agree with you completely :) My Mum likes to cook hers also.. so much better than from a can! That beet hummus looks delicious!

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  5. I love beets! I've never tried to roast them myself though. I'm not sure why.

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  6. This recipe looks like a lot of fun and therapeutic too. I have seen that whenever I am feeling low I start cooking and then I start feeling better immediately afterwards.

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  7. I will not lie, 2 weeks ago I put some beet back because I didnt want to cut up beets to put in a smoothie so I bought the beet juice. But maybe I should buy some so that I can roast it in the oven, I dont have a pressure cooker yet.

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  8. I do not like the turnips at all, but their color is so beautiful that your recipe has hungered me!

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  9. I love beets. Love their color, texture, taste, everything! And they're so healthy!

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  10. I don't like beets at all but all my foodie friends do. I can tweet it for them.

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  11. What a pretty dish! I love beets and prefer them oven baked, but you're so right! They take forever!! All of my friends are obsessed with their pressure cooker, maybe I should invest in one.

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  12. I love beet greens !! They are the best part of beets

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  13. Oh wow so easy! I keep seeing all the amazing dishes people can make with a pressure cooker and now I want one.

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  14. That's amazing, i love beets, but i never get to use it that much because my husband reacts a certain way to it. But this dish looks yummy.

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  15. Beet hummus sounds interesting. I liked how you can even use the beet greens in vegetable soup. Eating it lightly sauted also sounds like a good way to use it.
    - Nandita

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  16. I don't buy canned beets. only fresh ones. I haven't cooked beets in instant pot. need to try now.

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  17. I am not the hugest fan of beets. But you are right. Mostly I see them in a can. I hated cranberry sauce until I made it fresh at home too. I would love to try doing this.

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  18. As a russian, I appreciate this recipe. Canned beets are a dirty word! Fresh or nothing for me.

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  19. I'm not a big fan of beets but I would try them in your recipe

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  20. That's so true. Too bad though that it's not always available in our local market. I know how beets are so nutritious.

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  21. I'm not a big fan of beets, but I'd still love to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!

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