(1 3/4 lb, 784g) medium beets (7.5” circumference)
(250ml) cold water
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What Are Beets?
Beets or beetroots are an ancient root vegetable – a health-boosting, immune-boosting nutrients goldmine.
Some research found that beets may possibly lower blood pressure, drop risks of heart disease, boost endurance performance, help fight inflammation, prevent chronic diseases, and help purify your blood and liver.
Even endurance athletes and bodybuilders try to incorporate beets into their regular diet.
Redmond Multi Cooker Beets Experiment
Beets vary widely in sizes. So, how long should we pressure cook them for?
The best pressure cooking time highly depends on the thickness of the food item, so there’s no one-size-fits-all cooking time for these ruby health-boosting gems.
Time for another pressure cooking experiment! 🙂
Redmond Multi Cooker Beets Experiment Results
We conducted 9+ tests with various sizes of beets at different cooking times in our Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker.
Redmond Multi Cooker Experiment Conclusion
From the experiment results above, we’ve created a handy time chart for cooking Instant Pot Beets!
Redmond Multi Cooker Beets Time Chart
|5 inches||High Pressure 11 – 15 mins, Quick Release|
|5.5 inches||High Pressure 14 – 18 mins, Quick Release|
|6 inches||High Pressure 17 – 21 mins, Quick Release|
|6.5 inches||High Pressure 18 – 23 mins, Quick Release|
|7 inches||High Pressure 20 – 25 mins, Quick Release|
|7.5 inches||High Pressure 24 – 28 mins, Quick Release|
|8 inches||High Pressure 27 – 31 mins, Quick Release|
|8.5 inches||High Pressure 30 – 34 mins, Quick Release|
|9 inches||High Pressure 32 – 36 mins, Quick Release|
Rub and wash the beets under cold running tap water.
If your beets come with greens & stems, trim them off and save them for another dish (stir-frying with garlic tastes great).
Trim off & discard the roots.
Pressure Cook Beets
*Pro Tip: Measure your beets’ circumference with a measuring tape, and adjust your pressure cooking time accordingly using the time chart below.
Measuring Beets’ circumference
Pour 1 cup (250ml) cold tap water in the pressure cooker. Place a trivet or steamer basket in the Instant Pot, then place 6 medium beets (784g, 7.5” circumference) on the trivet.
Close the lid and cook at High Pressure for 24 minutes (firm and a little crunchy) – 28 minutes (soft with some chew) + Quick Release (immediately release the pressure by turning the venting knob to venting position).
Carefully open the lid.
Peel and Serve Redmond Multi Cooker Beets
The skins are edible. To peel or not to peel is of personal preference.
Cut beets into quarters (you can wear disposable gloves to handle the beets if you don’t want beet-stained fingers).
Season with salt if desired and serve hot or cold.
*Storage: Cooked Beets can be stored in refrigerator for up to 4 – 5 days.
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