I need more beets in my life!
I don't know why I don't use beets more in my cooking since I like the taste of them so much. Of course, they pretty much color everything else red, but there's nothing wrong with the red food, cutting boards, plates, fingers, etc.
Beets are healthy: "Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin C.
Beetroots and beetroot juice have been associated with numerous health benefits, including improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance.
Many of these health benefits are due by their high content of inorganic nitrates." (https://authoritynutrition.com/foods/beetroot/)
I love the robust taste of beets, and since I had them in the house from last weeks fish burgers, I wanted to use them for something tasty. And this dish turned out to be just what I wanted, and very red!
I used shredded beets, carrots, red onions, kale, red cabbage as my veggies on the wok. I had beef for the meat and teriyaki sauce for the moisture and added flavor.
And I have to say, it burst with flavors, all strong, all vigorous, and all in harmony with each other. I am glad I had some noodles on the side. They soften the hot teriyaki sauce I had going, but of course, it's not something you have to have if you want to avoid carbs or not a fan of them.
I sauté the beef in a very hot pan, added the veggies and let them on sauté for a couple of minutes. Then added the sauce, and let the whole dish heat up.
The noodles came on the side while all of this was happening. And it all came through quick, the longest time and effort would be the veggies, washing and cutting them. If you don't get them pre-prepared.
If you like earthy, strong flavors, with great healthy side effects, I would recommend adding some beets to your meals. I think I will, I am even looking for a juicer right now. Now that would be something different, huh.
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