I "Love Beets." As far back as I can remember my mom would include the roasted crimson red spheres in our nightly salads. We ate so much of them in this fashion that I grew up thinking it was the only way to serve beets. It wasn't until I started cooking for myself that I realized all the wonderful things you can do with beets. They are delicious deep fried and served with dip, as a soup or even tossed with pasta. The possibilities for this brightly hued root vegetable are endless.
Since its launch in 2010, Love Beets, has been helping people rethink their idea of beets with upbeat and fun products. Their line of all-natural, ready-to-eat beet products include: marinated beets, beet bars and beet juices.
No-mess and no-fuss, Love Beets come ready to eat as is and taste equally as good in your favorite recipe. Working with the Smokey BBQ shredded beets I made a simple beet jam that I served on a turkey sandwich. The combination reminded me of the classic turkey cranberry sandwich you often see around Thanksgiving. The jam could also be used to top crackers spread with brie cheese.
Smokey BBQ Beet Jam
For the jam
1 package Love Beets Smokey BBQ shredded beets
1/2-3/4 cups sugar
zest of 1 lemon
1-2 teaspoons ground ginger
Coarsely chop the shredded beets. Transfer to a heavy bottomed saucepan and add the sugar, lemon zest and ginger.
Cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until the jam has thickened, about 2 mins. The jam will get thicker as it cools. Store in glass jars in the refrigerator. Slightly rewarming the jam when ready to eat it will allow it to spread more easily.
For the sandwich
2 slices of your favorite bread
1 tomato thinly sliced
Smokey BBQ Beet Jam
Spread one slice of bread with Dijon, add arugula and top with tomatoes and turkey. Spread Smokey BBQ Beet Jam on the turkey and top with the other slice of bread.
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