Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Solar Roasted Beets

Beets are not one of my favorite vegetables. They're messy and take a long time to cook.  The store bought pre-cooked ones are just so so, and I don't even want to try the canned ones. They just don't seem to be worth all the hassle. But I like to include as wide a selection of vegetables as possible in my diet so every now and then I give them another try. Roasting a few on a day when there's nothing else going on in the Sun Oven may just be the best way to deal with them. The texture and flavor is better than any other beets I've had and the mess was kept to a minimum.

To roast beets in the Sun Oven I wrapped them in tin foil and placed them in a dark enamel pot. I focused the Sun Oven towards the midday sun before leaving for work this morning. When I got home they were fully cooked. After peeling and slicing them I seasoned them with olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. To complete our dinner I made mashed potatoes, and steamed carrots and peas to mix in with the reheated stew I solar cooked on Sunday.


  1. If you have any leftovers, send them to me! I love beets and have them, often. Good companion veggies. Have a great day!