by Carrie Fehr
Beets and ketchup may seem like an unlikely pair, but this intriguing sweet and tangy flavor combination, will truly make your taste buds come alive. If you’re a newcomer to beetroot, it’s a wonderful way to introduce this vegetable, that is by no means fancy, and is often misunderstood.
Bright and zesty with a hint of spice, this home-made ketchup is great slathered on to any sandwich, or side of sweet potato fries, and is a fantastic barbecue sauce for grilling. Serve, as a dip for spring rolls, or over eggs—the possibilities are endless.
How do you prepare beets? Do you have a creative way that encourages children to taste them? I would love to hear your story.
To find out how students in the cooking classroom explore beets, click here.
3 medium-sized beets, diced
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup honey
1 ¾ cups balsamic vinegar
1 cinnamon stick
¼ tsp powdered mustard
Place all the ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat; then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer until liquid reduces by half, about 1 hour.
Remove spices and place ketchup into a blender and purée until smooth. The consistency will be thick, smooth, and shiny.
This looks delicious. I’m on a beet roll, so will try it. I do like beets and horseradish, so expect this is tasty too 🙂
Nice, please let me know how it turns out for you. Thanks!
The best way to get kids to eat beets might be to put them in cake… It seems to work for me. My last two posts were aimed at just that – trying to interest kids in beets: first by logic, then with chocolate :). I think ketchup would do the trick, too!
I love your logic–chocolate! A clever idea and delicious way to introduce kids to beets. Thanks!
Sounds great! Will be trying the once the BBQ season starts in sunny England.