Broiled Beet Slices

 Farmer John’s Cookbook


12 small or 6 medium beets, scrubbed, trimmed

1 T. minced or pressed garlic (about 6 cloves)

¼ c. butter

1 T. finely chopped or grated fresh ginger

2 T. maple syrup

1 T. soy sauce or tamari




Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place beets in a small roasting pan with ½ c. water.  Cover with foil and bake until beets are easily pierced with a sharp knife, 45 minutes to 1 hr, depending on size.


Preheat the broiler.  Allow beets to cool slightly, then run under cold water and slip off their skins.  Slice into ¼ inch rounds.  Melt the butter in a small pan over medium heat.  Stir in the maple syrup, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce or tamari.  When the ingredients are thoroughly combined, remove from heat. 


Put the beets in a shallow baking pan and pour the maple syrup mixture over them .  Broil, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5-10 minutes.