Beets are one of my favorite things to serve for the holidays, but they take so long in the oven that I often just skip them. Recently, I decided to make Instant Pot beets and the results were great! Now I can have beets in a third of the time!
Ingredients for Instant Pot Beets:
1 cup water
First, start by adding a cup of water to the Instant pot.
Next, add the trivet and the beets, in a single layer. If you have a steamer basket, even better!
Set the Instant Pot for 30 minutes high pressure. When the time is up, quick release.
Let the beets cool enough to get your hands on and then cut off the tops and bottoms.
Slide off the skins. You may want to wear gloves for this part - beets will stain your skin!
Finally, cut into slices and serve.
No more roasting beets in the oven! Instant Pot beets take only 30 minutes and make much less mess!
- 6 beets
- 1 cup water
- Scrub beets.
- Add water to the Instant Pot
- Place the beets in a single layer on a trivet in the Instant Pot.
- Set for high pressure, 30 minutes.
- Quick release.
Tools for Instant Pot Beets:
How to Make Instant Pot Pickled Beets:
6 fresh beets
1 cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup sugar
1 ½ tsp cloves
1 tsp salt
Combine the vinegar, cloves, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan.
Boil for 5 minutes.
Pour the mixture over the beets.
Health Benefits of Beets:
Beets are very low in calories and have zero cholesterol, so you can feel good about eating them. Even better, they have lots more benefits, like:
They're an excellent source of folates, which prevent neural tube defects in babies.
Beets are also high in vitamin A - a vitamin that's super important for healthy skin and healthy vision.
Additionally, beets are rich in flavenoids, which help protect you from lung and oral cancers.
Looking for more ways to get the health benefits of beets? Check out this article on 15 ways to eat beets.
What to Serve with Beets:
Beets go great with any kind of meat - they're a pretty versatile vegetable. I especially love them with chicken, myself.
You can also make a beet salad and serve it as a side to all sorts of casseroles and meats. Beet salad is one of my favorite summertime side dishes.