We are very fortunate that red beets grow very well here in Pennsylvania. Every year I end up with a nice crop of them that I like to cook up and can for the wintertime. They also make a great side dish and today I am going to tell you how I like to cook mine up.
First of all, you want to wash them under cool running water to remove dirt and debris. Then place them onto your cutting board and cut the top off leaving behind 2" of the top. Cut off the root at the bottom leaving 1 1/2" to 2". You want to leave a little bit of the top and bottom on until after you are done cooking them.
Pour the hot red beets into a colander and place it under cold running water in your kitchen sink. Let the water run over them to help cool them down. Once they are cool, cut the top off and the root. Then squeeze the red beet and the skins should slide off easily; toss skins away.
Stove Top Red Beets Recipe: Toss your red beet slices into a frying pan with a little bit of butter, salt, ground black pepper and a tad of granulated sugar. Use a spoon to toss everything together. Simmer over low heat for 3 to 5 minutes and they are done. They are basically cooked already, you are just heating them up and seasoning. Serve immediately.