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Coal-Charred Beets

Julia Sherman
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Side
Servings 8 servings


  • OLIVE OIL to taste
  • SALT to taste


  • In a coal burning BBQ, heat high-quality charcoal until the coals are white. Do not use lighter fluid, use a coal chimney instead. Let them cool for about 20 minutes (cook something else delicious in the meantime).
  • Working with beets scrubbed clean, toss them directly onto the coals, turning them every 5 minutes. The outside will char, while the insides soften in about 20-30 minutes. You can check for doneness by poking them with a knife. When they feel soft inside, remove them from the coals and brush off excess ash. Cut them into 2? chunks, and arrange on a serving platter. Season with olive oil and salt, and serve while warm.