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How to save leftover Roasted Beets?

Funwithfood May 20, 2006 05:15 PM

Should I vacuum seal them and keep them in the fridge (how long would they last in the fridge?), or the freezer?

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    shameless RE: Funwithfood May 20, 2006 05:42 PM

    I suppose you could freeze them ,but how many do you have?.

    Depending on what you roasted them in, you could cover them with olive and put them in the fridge. They would last a week to 2 weeks easy and taste awesome. Plus you could then use the olive oil in some nifty salad dressings.

    Otherwise put them in a plastic container and they will last a week likely.

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      Funwithfood RE: shameless May 20, 2006 11:45 PM

      I have about 10 extra... (borscht didn't require as many as the recipe stated, per comments on Epicurious)

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      Candy RE: Funwithfood May 20, 2006 06:38 PM

      I would not freeze beets, it would ruin the texture. I have roasted them whole and unpeeled in a covered casserole and after cooling them have refrigerated them in a zip bag for up to a week before peeling and using. A couple of weeks ago I did the same, popped them into the oven when I got them home from the store, cooled and stored. I had it in mind to make some pickled beets but just did not get around to it so I did a quick savory cold dish of sliced beets, balsamic vinegar, orange oil and fresh shredded mint. We did not eat it all at one sitting and 4-5 days later they were still delicious.

      I really wish someone would start producing the cooked and bagged beets such as the sort you can get in Europe. Just a step saver but then they would probably have to charge us something exorbitant for the convenience.

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        Funwithfood RE: Candy May 20, 2006 11:47 PM

        They sell cooked, vacuumed-packed beets at my TJs--they have a fairly long shelf-life (which is why I thought of vacuum-sealing mine).

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          Candy RE: Funwithfood May 21, 2006 09:39 AM

          The closest TJs to me is 1.5 hours away and I have not seen them there but thanks, I'll look for them next time I am up that way

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        Jeremy Newel RE: Funwithfood May 21, 2006 12:17 AM

        I keep them in the refrigerator just in a bowl, roasted and peeled, and covered with plastic wrap. They last for a week or 10 days. I have used them 2 weeks old, but I sometimes have to scrape off a tiny bit of mold in a couple of spots.

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          lauraanenberg RE: Funwithfood May 24, 2014 06:58 AM

          I roasted beets last night and forgot to put them in the refrigerator, do you think they will be ok? I am going to use them in a salad.

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            LenaJae RE: lauraanenberg Jun 26, 2014 04:40 AM

            I did the same thing. What did you do? I figure they should be okay since there is no mold, but who knows? I also wondered if I should just reheat them just to be safe.

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            hippioflov RE: Funwithfood May 25, 2014 06:34 AM

            Why not make some pickled beets? A little vinegar and some sugar boiled up and poured over sliced beets will keep for a long time. If you're not into sweet, try some garlic or dill.

            1. Becca Porter RE: Funwithfood Jun 26, 2014 06:11 AM

              You could make beet hummus. The recipe is on katecooksthebooks

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