French Peasant Beets Recipe

Fresh beets from a friend’s garden. Organically grown. Just picked. Priceless.

GotMyReservations French Peasant Beets 2

We love fresh beets here at GMR, and I spent a little time looking for a recipe that included both the beets and some greens — we had a big bunch of kale that needed to be cooked. I found a recipe for French Peasant Beets and just a quick browse through the Food 52 site gives me a lot more food for thought. 🙂


I roasted these beets in one of my favorite kitchen tools, my West Bend 84905 5-Quart Oblong-Shaped Slow Cooker (affiliate link). This cooker works more quickly than traditional slow cookers and I use it in the summer a lot instead of turning on my oven. I have occasionally used this in the oven, but I never thought about using it on the stovetop. The product details say that it is oven, range-top and freezer safe. It’s a good little product for its price.

I served it with a favorite shrimp dish seasoned with a Cajun spice mix from the High Street Caffe in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, I’m running out of this rub and may be forced to figure out how to make my own. It’s been our go-to spice since the chef gave it to me several years ago. I bought the deveined wild-caught shrimp from Joe Caputo’s fish market (a local chain here in Chicagoland) and all I had to do was peel them and do a quick saute in the pan with a little butter. YUM.

GotMyReservations Seasoned Shrimp

With the help of the slow cooker, I was able to do the beets while I ran to the store to get the shrimp. The actual dinner prep was very quick at the end. If you like beets, you will love this recipe!

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7 thoughts on “French Peasant Beets Recipe

  1. Those fresh beets look delicious! I never would have thought to mix them with kale. Hmm…very interesting. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • The recipe called for the beet greens, but they had already been trimmed when I got them. I’m always looking for ways to use kale and this worked.

  2. Found you through Lucky Junk. Are you in AH? I’m right next door .I share your weakness for chalk paint , and I was late to the party too. Always nice to meet another local blogger. Penny

  3. Hi Jennie, such a wonderful vision of goodness. We love beets too and I often forget to indulge in them.
    Happy weekend.

    • I’m hoping to pick up some more fresh beets tomorrow at the Farmers’ Market. Thanks for visiting!

  4. This post touches on so many favorite things: Beets, shrimp and Caputo’s! I adore beets, but I roast mine in the oven wrapped in aluminum foil. There’s no mess at all, just toss the foil when done. We like it with some balsamic vinegar drizzled over the top and a few crumbles of goat cheese . . . Sheesh, I can go on and on! Your slow cooker must be handy for all manner of things besides beets! There’s nothing like a well-loved appliance! As for Caputo’s . . . (Sigh). I just love that store! I was there today buying some mascarpone cheese. It’s so nice to have another local blogger!

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