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    Default Can you freeze beets?

    I have lots of beets in the garden. I have no desire to can this year with a wee little one crawling all around. Can I freeze beets? I never have and don't remember ever seeing them in the grocery stores. Hopefully someone has some idea! Thanks in advance.

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    I freeze garden beets every year. You need to cook them until tender, cool, peel and cut in whatever size you need, then freeze. My mom cooks them, grates them and then freezes.
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    I ran into several good sales on beets and have been cooking and freezing them. My preferred way is to roast them - wrap each in foil, roast in oven until tender, peel. I shred, dice or julienne them and then freeze in freezer bags.

    I have also found that I can do them in the crockpot - wrap each beet in foil, place in the crockpot and roast on high for 4 to 5 hours. These beets don't seem to bleed as much as those roasted in the oven. Great for hot days when you don't want to heat up the house. My beets were a bit much for the crockpot, I covered it with a piece of foil and then put the lid on. Let me get a few more in.

    I've used some of the ones I froze earlier in the summer, they were just great.

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    I envy the people with beets.......LOVE THEM and don't do root veggies as I have too rocky of ground. (haven't gotten around to a raised bed......and probably won't)

    Enjoy your beets!!

    Here is some info that might help..........

    How to Freeze Fresh Beets | eHow.com

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