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A few years ago, I published a post about how to eat beets when you don't love them. Since that time, I have continued to grow beets with much success and I have come up with a few more recipes that help me to eat this healthy vegetable even though I don't enjoy their flavor.
I am convinced that beets are one of the best foods to grow for an apocalyptic life if you are into preparedness! Just the greens alone will feed an army! I can't find enough ways to use the greens, even though they are actually my favorite part of the beet plant! They are mild flavored and make a healthy and delicious lettuce substitute in salad. I posted how I used them in quiche here! But if you grow beets, you will have an over abundance of them! I find that if I wash them and store them in the fridge in a Tupperware container, they last a little longer. Then I can use them in salads and smoothies, sauté them with eggs and a myriad of other things.
The beet roots are another story. They come in various varieties and I have found that I enjoy the flavor of the white beets the best. They aren't quite as "earthy" tasting. (You know, they don't taste as much like dirt.) I decided to try some recipes specifically using white beets and I have had very tasty results.
One of the first things I did was to simply boil beets and potatoes and make mashed beets and potatoes. I used golden potatoes. I used lots of butter and they came out so good! All you have to do is boil the beets and potatoes together as you normally would, peel the beets. Mash them with butter, milk and salt and pepper to the consistency you like and voila! They were great just plain and I think that they will be equally good with gravy!
Now that I had the mashed potatoes, I thought to myself, "Why not use beets with potatoes in a yeast bread, just like potato bread?" That was a great thought. I scoured the internet and found that it had been done, even with red beets, but I am going to share my version with you.
Our family loves potato bread, so this didn't seem like a giant leap. I had to make new beet and potato mash to make my recipe because we had eaten the other ones. To make 2 loaves of bread, you only need one large potato and one large beet, so that part is super easy.
I used my large bread mixer (similar shared below) to make this batch of bread, so I only had to form the loaves and let it rise once. The dough is pretty loose and sticky, so I poured it into the pan pretty much like a batter bread. I was amazed at how quickly it rose and I was putting it into the oven. The bread came out tall and beautiful!
It sliced so nicely. Warm bread is truly comfort food!
Potato White Beet Bread by 3 Winks Design
If you don't grow beets already, this bread will make it worth it to you! But, since it only takes one beet, you can always purchase one in the store! I hope you love it!
Here are other beet recipe posts:
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