Chef Thomas Keller’s Baked Beets Recipe: How to Bake Beets

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Last updated: Nov 3, 2023 • 2 min read

Rather than boiling beets, which dilutes their flavor and color, Chef Thomas Keller likes to bake them, using the heat to draw out moisture and concentrate flavors. The cooking time will vary depending on the size of the beets, but Chef Keller assures you that it is very hard to overcook a beet. He recommends seasoning and marinating beets while they are still warm, which allows them to better absorb flavor.