Beets with Balsamic & Spices

Here's one of our favorite make ahead, easy recipes from a friend that will last for quite a while in your fridge. We've had several people try this one who don't like beets and it was a hit. Beets with Balsamic Vinegar & Spices - 1 or 2 bunches of beets depending on how many you need (1 bunch is enough for 2 people for about a week) - Balsamic Vinegar (any good, cheap kind that you like) - Spice mix with garlic powder, onion powder or a little of both of those to sprinkle on - Cut beet greens from tops of beats just leaving the red part of the vegetable. *If you make salads & they are fresh enough, you can chop up the beet greens and eat them in a salad or you can cook them up like swiss chard. - Scrub the beets just enough to get the dirt off of them. - Put the beets in a small pan and cover with water. (Make sure the pan is a little larger than the beets & the water or you risk boiling over with red juice everywhere.) - Bring the water to boil on the stove and turn down a bit and cook for about 20-30 minutes until the beets are soft. - When done, drain off the water and pour some balsamic vinegar over the beets. Use just enough to coat and and a little more (not a lot of vinegar). - Sprinkle onion powder, garlic powder or your own spice mix on the beats. - Serve the beets warm by themselves or refrigerate and chop them up in large chunks and add to your favorite salad (we add them to fresh spinach with a little goat cheese & a few nuts). - These will keep in your refrigerator for a week or two.
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