Caramelized Beets with Fresh Chives
When you add the chives to this dish, it is going to feel like a lot, but don’t fear, they add such a bright pop. I think you’ll like them!
1-1/2 lbs. beets, without greens (approx 2 bunches or 6 medium beets)
2 tbsp pastured bacon drippings
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp fresh cracked pepper
2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
Peel the beets and slice as thin as possible, approx 1/16″ slices.
Once melted, add sliced beets and turn with a spatula to coat in the fat. Reduce heat to low, cover and gently cook for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 25 minutes, remove the lid and increase heat to medium. Saute for 5 additional minutes without stirring. After five minutes, remove from heat.
Add sea salt, pepper and chives.