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Instant Pot Beets Recipe

This Instant Pot Beets recipe is super simple and all you need are beets and water. Cooking whole beets is so easy in an Instant Pot. If you like this, check out my other Instant Pot recipes.

I have to admit that I never liked beets growing up. But I realized that is because I was served canned beets. Canned vegetables can be so different than freshly cooked veggies. Have you ever had canned green beans compared to fresh from the garden? Not even comparable! So I decided to give beets another chance.  

Instant Pot Beets Recipe

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Instant Pot Beets Ingredients

Instant Pot Beets are great because you only need 2 ingredients. You can buy whole beets at your local grocery store.

  • Beets
  • Water

Instant Pot Beet Recipe

How to Make Beets in an Instant Pot

It is so easy to make beets in an Instant Pot.

  1. First start by cleaning up your beets. Wash them and cut off the steams.
  2. Add water to the Instant Pot and also the trivet. Now place the beets on top of the trivet.
  3. Set Instant Pot on manual, high pressure for 8 minutes. After the 8 minutes is up, do a quick release.
  4. Using pot holders, dump the beets into a strainer.
  5. Now you are going to skin the beets. Set up a big bowl of cold water. Grab one beet and run the sides of it inside the cold water bowl. The outside of the beet should easily slide off.
  6. Repeat for all of the beets.
  7. You can eat your Instant Pot beets whole, cut up or enjoy however you like.

How to Cook Beets in Instant Pot

FAQs

What is a Beet?

A beet is a root vegetable that has an earthy flavor that depends upon what kind of soil in which it grew.

My boyfriend says earthy is just another way of saying it tastes like dirt. (He’s probably right.) Added to the grittiness of canned beets, this turns off most people.

But grown and cooked correctly, beets are great when paired with goat cheese and dill, made into a hummus, or used in salads.

Easy Beets Recipe

What are the Benefits of Beets?

What they may lake in flavor, beets make up for in minerals and nutrients such as potassium, betaine, magnesium, folate, Vitamin C and nitrates. Beets help with digestion, inflammation, high blood pressure, and some studies have even shown they might have anti-cancer properties.

Beets are low in calories and filling.

Pressure Cooker Beets

Why Use an Instant Pot?

An Instant Pot is a combined pressure cooker and slow cooker designed to make your dinner routine easier. But I also use it for things that don’t have to cook a long time because it cooks so evenly. Available in 3, 6, and 8 quart, this model is Amazon’s #1 best seller with over 40,000 reviews and 4.6 out of 5 stars!

How to Make Beets in an Instant Pot

How to Make Beets in an Instant Pot

Yield: 8 Beets
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

This Instant Pot Beets recipe is super simple and all you need are beets and water.

Ingredients

  • 8 medium beets
  • 1 1/2 cups of water

Instructions

  1. First start by cleaning up your beets. Wash them and cut off the steams.
  2. Add water to the Instant Pot and also the trivet. Now place the beets on top of the trivet.
  3. Set Instant Pot on manual, high pressure for 8 minutes. After the 8 minutes is up, do a quick release.
  4. Using pot holders, dump the beets into a strainer.
  5. Now you are going to skin the beets. Set up a big bowl of cold water. Grab one beet and run the sides of it inside the cold water bowl. The outside of the beet should easily slide off.
  6. Repeat for all of the beets.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 44Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

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Pandora1230

Sunday 24th of March 2019

YUM! It's so hard to find people who like beets. It's also good to see another person who lives in Albuquerque. Thanks.

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