Grilled Beets

Grilled Beets
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Grilled Beets
Clint Cantwell
Grilled Beets

When it comes to beets, I just can’t get enough and one of my favorite methods for preparing them is fire roasting.  A little olive oil, a little heat, some salt and pepper and suddenly you’re good to go!

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Ingredients

  • 2 bunches golden beets, tops and roots removed
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper

Directions

Prepare a chimney of Kingsford Original Charcoal.  Once the charcoal is 70 percent ashed over and glowing red, spread it evenly across the bottom of the grill.  Add 2-3 chunks o0f your favorite smoking wood to the charcoal for a deep, smoky flavor and close the bottom vents by 1/3 for medium-high heat cooking (approximately 350 degrees).

Place beets on the grill, add cover and allow the beets to roast for approximately 1 hour until tender, turning every 15 minutes to allow for even cooking.  Remove beets from the grill and cool for 10 minutes before removing the outer skin by hand. Cut beets in to 3/4 inch slices, drizzle with the remaining extra virgin olive oil, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.