How Long to Boil Beets
Beets are a hardy root vegetable that takes 45 minutes to an hour to boil. Once they're done, though, they're worth the wait! Beets are packed with nutrients and have a sweet and savory flavor and a beautiful purple color. When you're boiling beets, you should test them with a fork to know when they're done: They won't be mushy, but they should give easily to a fork. If you're in a hurry to cook your beets, slicing them before they go into the pot can speed up the cooking time a bit.