Mwahh ha ha. I'm so funny. So instead of looking for something to enhance the flavor of my beets from the CSA this week, I copped out and added them to brownies. The result was brownies with slightly more vitamins? The brownies were pretty good. I was expecting to see them have a little bit more red color, but they turned out looking like and tasting like chocolate cake. Check out the recipe here
The bad thing is that these have 1 1/2 cups each of sugar and flour, plus a whole box of chocolate pudding and faaaarrrrr too many calories to allow them to sit at my house. So I sent them to work with Chris with strict instructions not to disclose the secret ingredient. His coworkers were none the wiser!
So here's what I did: wrapped each beet up in foil and cooked the crap out of it in the oven for about an hour. When they came out, the skins came off easily and I had this:
Aren't they pretty? I tried a tiny one at this point and I have to say, it tasted OK. Kind of a dirty, earthy, sweet taste. I might have been convinced to try making something else that highlights the taste a little more. Maybe.
Shred them up in the food processor ( best Christmas gift ever!). Add a bunch of ingredients that are bad for you.
Bake, then eat.
This is a good way to use up beets you have laying around because you are afraid uninspired by them. Also, it's a good way to sneak in some healthiness into something that's inherently unhealthy. I think next time I try this though, I'll look for a less calorie-laden recipe.