More Ways to Enjoy Solar Cooked Beets

A few months ago, as I was watching the episode of ‘Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives’ that featured these beet sliders, I, along with every other Weight Watcher member out there, thought to myself, “Zero point sliders! I want the recipe!”. Within hours people were on the WW forums asking about it, and now the good folks over at the Food Network have posted it on their website. Of course, as we all know, when something is too good to be true it probably is; these sliders, once you add the bun, the dressing, and the cooking oil, are not exactly zero points. They are, however, extremely tasty.

The recipe, which can be found here, called for six to eight beets, I only used two so I cut back on the other ingredients accordingly and used a smaller pot. If you choose to make a full batch, you’ll need to remove the leveling tray from the GSO’s cooking chamber to make room for a large stock pot. To cook the beets in the GSO I combined all the ingredients in a pot and placed it in the cooking chamber without bring the water first to a boil. After the beets are cooked and cooled they are peeled and sliced, and then sauteed in a frying pan on the stove. I confess, I didn’t make the dressing from the original recipe. I’m sure it’s very good, but I like easy so I used one from a bottle. I was surprised at how good they were. They will definitely make frequent appearances at our dinner table.

corin