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Foil Pocket Beets

I love using our BBQ for almost all of our summer eats. Roasting veggies in particular, is so easy, the mess is minimal, and they turn out so nice.  And beets are the best done on the BBQ. They are roasted to sweet perfection.  Even the kids will eat them.   Quote from mini-suburbanite #2  “Wow, mom, I didn’t think I’d like these beets, but look I’m having seconds!”  What more could a mom ask for!  😉

Foil Pocket Beets


Foil Pocket Beets

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  • 8 medium sized whole beets (unpeeled)
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. First, boil your beets.  
  2. I boil the beets first because beets are so dense and don’t have much moisture in them that they take sooooo long to roast from raw, and they end up dry.  So boiling first is the way to go! When boiling your beets, leave them whole, skin on and everything.  This way you can easily peel the skins right off after they have boiled.  This saves time and keeps your hands from getting stained if you try to peel them raw. The cooked beet juice will rinse off your hands a whole lot easier than raw beet juice.
  3. Put the whole beets into a pot of boiling water, and boil for about 30 minutes. 
  4. After the beets have been boiled and peeled, slice them into 1/4 – 1/2 inch slices.
  5. Put them on to a sheet of tin foil.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil.
  7. Salt & Pepper to taste.
  8. Wrap them up in the foil.
  9. Put them on your BBQ and roast for about 30 minutes.

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Serving Option:  Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

This is a delicious option for these beets:  Serve the roasted beets with fresh goat cheese, oranges, and some walnuts. 

So delish!

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  1. Can’t wait to try this! Our favorite restaurant here serves a wonderful salad with roasted beets and I’ve been dying to make it at home! Just hate the mess! Hope to do this this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I also love an artistic drizzle of either honey or maple syrup before roasting to add extra sweetness – throw in a big bunch of greens, feta and squeeze over the lemon juice – big yum!