Beets with Onion and Cumin

Beets with Onion and Cumin


"If you like beets, you'll love this recipe. For those who don't like beets, they may just change their minds."


1 h servings 139 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.7g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 849 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour in oil and saute onion and garlic until translucent. Mix in cumin seed and saute an additional 2 minutes. Sprinkle in flour and saute 1 minute more.
  2. Stir in beets, tomatoes, water, and salt. Reduce heat to low, cover pan with lid, and allow to simmer 30 to 45 minutes, until beets are tender.
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  1. 38 Ratings


Karen - this is a real winner - Beets have always been ugh food in our house. Everyone loved this one. Only change was that we used olive oil. There were NO leftovers.

Interesting combination of flavors. I'd never have imagined that cumin would go so well with beets. Toasted the cumin in a dry saucepan to intensify the flavor. Did not bother to skin or seed th...

I love beets. Seriously. I know that makes me weird, but that's okay. My husband doesn't like them, I usually just boil and season. So I go on a quest to find something that he might like... he ...

Absolutely delicious. I will definitely add this to my list of favorite recipes. My boyfriend and I loved it! We served it with basmati rice which soaked up the flavorful sauce. Next time I wi...

I left out the oil, and just used vegetable spray. I started by sauteing the onion, garlic and chopped beet, then added the cumin seeds and flour. Finally, I added in the water and tomatoes. W...

My husband looked at his plate funny when I served him BEETS, of all things, but later he admitted they weren't too bad.

Was looking for something different to do with beetroot. This dish was very good, my husband loved it. We both love cumin and garlic and found these to go very well with the beetroot. I changed ...

I love beets but hated this version. I had to drain the sauce and then fry them before my husband would eat it.

These are SO yummy!