Butter and Tarragon Beets

Madeleine Cocina

Beets are healthy root vegetables that are packed with nutrients and flavor. When cooked, they provide the palate with a sweet and hearty texture. This recipe for Butter and Tarragon Beets will be your family’s favorite side dish. The recipe calls for medium size beets, water, salt, butter, ground black pepper, and dried tarragon leaves. The powerful flavor of these beets will be perfect with any meat or vegetarian main dish.


  • 2 beets (medium)
  • water
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon


  1. Cook the beets in water with salt for 1 hour. Let them cool. Peel and dice.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter and add the beet. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the tarragon, cook for 1 additional minute, and remove from the stove. Serve as a side dish for meat.
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