- 6 medium size fresh beets, about 1¼ lbs., tops removed
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil, or 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Cook beets in boiling water until tender, about 25 to 35 minutes. Drain, cool slightly, slip off skins, and trim off tops. Cut into 1/4 inch thick slices and place in a saucepan. Add butter, basil, salt, and pepper, and cook until heated thoroughly. Turn into a warm serving dish and sprinkle with chopped parsley.