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Cocoa Puffs™ Beets

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4
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Recipe by Chef Justin Warner. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Beets

1
lb beets, stem and root cut off, peeled
2
cups Cocoa Puffs™ cereal
1/2
teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
2
large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2
cup cornstarch

Sauce

1/2
cup sour cream
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
Minced parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F.
  • 2
    Cut the beets into 1-inch pieces; reserve 1-inch piece for sauce.
  • 3
    Pulverize Cocoa Puffs™ cereal using a spice grinder or small food processor. Combine the pulverized Cocoa Puffs™ cereal with the cocoa powder, salt and pepper. Place in small bowl; set aside.
  • 4
    Place eggs in shallow bowl; set aside. Place cornstarch in another shallow bowl. Toss remaining beets in the cornstarch, shaking off any excess. Coat each piece of beet in egg, and then dredge in the Cocoa Puffs™ cereal mixture. Place the coated beets on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until fork tender.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine the sour cream, 1 tablespoon olive oil, the thyme and salt. Grate the reserved piece of beet into the sauce; mix well. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
  • 6
    To serve, place a spoonful of the sauce on each plate; pile the beets up on top of the sauce. Garnish with minced parsley, a drizzle of olive oil, a squirt of lemon juice and some lemon zest, if desired.

Expert Tips

These smell like chocolate cake when they are baking. I am pretty sure any kid would eat these without the garnish or sauce.

No food processor? Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag. Seal bag, and crush with rolling pin or meat mallet.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
110mg
36%
Sodium
970mg
40%
Potassium
490mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
5g
19%
Sugars
15g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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