How to Freeze Fresh Beets

Beets are a root vegetable recognized by its deep red color. They are rich in folate and high in fiber. Freeze fresh beets to preserve their flavor for post-harvest eating. Raw beets do not freeze well, so allow time to boil them before freezing.

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Cut off the greens before freezing beets.

Step 1

Remove the beet greens from the root bulbs. Set them aside to prepare later or dispose of them. Thoroughly rinse the beets to remove any excess dirt and soil.

Step 2

Fill a large kettle half full of water and place it on the stove over high heat to boil.

Step 3

Place the beets into the boiling water and cook until tender. Small beets may take 25 to 30 minutes to cook; allow 45 to 50 minutes for large beets. .

Step 4

Fill a bowl with cold water and ice.

Step 5

Using the slotted spoon, move the beets from the pot to the ice water to cool.

Step 6

Carefully peel the skin from the beets, and cut off the roots and stems.

Step 7

Slice or dice the beets and lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet into the freezer.

Step 8

Remove the pan from the freezer after about an hour. Store the frozen beets in a plastic freezer bag or freezer container for up to one year.