Heidi Strawn
September 12, 2011

Pureed beets with cilantro garnish
Photo by Virginia Pinkston


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1½ cups chopped onion
  • 4 pounds beets, cooked whole and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup apple-cider vinegar
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. salt

Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and stir to coat. Lower heat, cover and cook for about 20 minutes, until onions are translucent. Add beets, vinegar, sugar, coriander and salt. Mix well, then simmer, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and process in batches in food processor. Return to saucepan to heat through before serving.

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Serves 6 to 8.

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