I went to visit my family in Arizona this month. I was born and raised in the desert and lived there exclusively until my 30’s when I relocated with my husband to Chicago. I have a strong fondness for all things Arizona like the saguaro cactus, desert wildlife, gorgeous mountains, and sunsets so spectacular that they will make you believe in God. The Southwest style, traditional Mexican food can also not be beat. While I was visiting the wild west of Arizona one of my sisters showed me how to make the healthiest and simplest recipe. . . Arizona Style Sweets-n-Beets.
You will need:
- 4 large beets
- 4 large sweet potatoes
- sea salt
- chipotle seasoning or cayenne
First we peeled beets and sweet potatoes. Then we diced them into small cubes. Spread them out in a shallow baking pan lightly greased with olive oil. Sprinkle with more extra virgin olive oil, a bit of salt, and a sprinkling of Chipotle or cayenne pepper.
Toss well so that the veggies are coated. Bake on 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or more, until they are cooked through. (Once your home smells like you are baking a delicious pie check and see is a fork can slide through the cubes of root vegetables.)
*See how this beautiful recipe reminds me of the Arizona Sunset? Photo credit to http://rmmla.innoved.org/
We made a huge batch and ate it every day.
- wrap it in a tortilla with fresh spinach and cheese
- mix into whole grain rice for a main dish
- toss with cooked Italian Sausage crumbles
- fry a little in butter as a side with eggs and toast
- top with sour cream and pepper
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Mama to 5 BLessings
sounds like a good mix, love both of them, I will have to try them together!
I love sweet potatoes but I don’t think I have ever really eaten a beet! I love the name of your recipe.
I love beets! I need to pick some up next time I shop. Yummy!
That looks simple and delicious!
This looks delish! I love that it’s such a colorful dish.
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos
You know, i can’t even remember the last time i ate beets – I need to give this recipe a try!
This looks really delicious! I love roasted veggies.
I am not a beet person, but I have to say you may have just changed my mind! That sounds seriously intriguing! Thanks for the recipe, I will have to give this a try!
I love how colorful that recipe is. I have never heard of this dish, but I would totally try it!
I have always loved sweet potatoes. However, shredded beets only appear in my salads. This looks so good that I will be trying it out.
Erm, not gonna lie: I am so not a fan of beets. But I would share this recipe with my mom, she loves them!
I have never thought to combine sweet potatoes and beets! I love beets so I am going to have to try this!
Those look yummy and healthy 🙂
I haven’t cooked with beets yet. I keep wanting to. This recipe looks great.
Oh my! I love sweet potatoes and beets, but never thought of cooking them together. Your recipe looks amazing!
Interesting mix!!! I am not sure if I have ever tried a real beet, other than juicing it. I would give this a try, though! Very colorful.
I have never made beets before, but these look really good!
I just love beets, this looks really good! I want to try it myself!
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations
Hmm, it’s been a long time since I had beets. I need to try this!
I just tried beets for the first time this weekend, and I really liked them! I was surprised!
valmg @ From Val's Kitchen
My sister-in law loves beets! I bet she’d love them this way!
I always say if I didn’t live in Florida I’d live in AZ. I love it there! This recipe looks so good! I love beets. And they are so good for you. I will be giving this a try for sure!
I love sweet potatoes. I have never cooked with beets before. This looks fantastic. That sunset is gorgeous!
After learning that I was anemic my mom started giving me beets regularly as a child. I never really loved cooked beets that much until I started exploring creative recipes like yours. Now I know how amazing beets can taste when they are prepared in the right way! So thank you! I am so glad you shared your Arizona Style Slow-Roasted Sweets n Beets recipe with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!
I LOVE roasted veggies of all kinds and they taste good alone. YUM! Pinned. =)
I will have to try it. I know I like sweet potatoes, but not sure on the beets–your pictures make it look great though!
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