Note on cooking beets:
Steamed- To steam beets, place in a steamer above 2 inches water. Bring to a boil over high heat and cover. Turn down heat to medium. Steam small and medium beets for 30 minutes.
Roasted – Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat beets lightly with oil. Wrap beets in aluminum foil, place on a baking sheet, and roast in the oven until cooked through, approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool for 10 minutes, and then peel and slice.
Microwave – Wrap beets in microwave-safe parchment paper. Microwave on high until tender, 11 to 12 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.