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Beet Hash with Eggs


Think beets are high maintenance? Think again. Peeled and diced, they tenderize in 10 minutes. Poached eggs also work in this recipe -- simply spoon over the hash.

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  • Servings: 4

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Whole Living, October 2012


  • 1 pound beets, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and diced
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 large eggs


  1. In a high-sided skillet, cover beets and potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Season with salt and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain and wipe out skillet.

  2. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add boiled beets and potatoes and cook until potatoes begin to turn golden, about 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, add onion, and cook, stirring, until tender, about 4 minutes. Adjust seasoning and stir in parsley.

  3. Make four wide wells in the hash. Crack one egg into each and season egg with salt. Cook until whites set but yolks are still runny, 5 to 6 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Start with smaller beets; they're more tender than large ones. Golden, white, and Chioggia varieties all work well in this dish.

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  • timvanderpergm
    23 JAN, 2016
    I LOVED this recipe. Easy, healthy and filling. I'm a bit of a carnivore, so I also added in ground meat (before sautéing the beets & potatoes). I also think that adding a bit of goat cheese at the end would be a great addition.
  • Niobestarr
    10 JAN, 2013
    Excellent recipe. I am always looking for easy, quick ,nutritional powerhouse meals, and this fits the bill. Thank-you!!
  • ShellBell
    15 OCT, 2012
    Thank you whole living for this wonderful recipe! I absolutely love using beets in different ways. I whipped this up for Sunday breakfast and it was a hit. I used truffle sea salt and some crushed basil instead of the parsley. Amazing!
  • Christina Soriano
    30 SEP, 2012
    Quick and delicious recipe. What a great meal to celebrate the arrival of Fall. Without the eggs it makes a great side for the week. One ingredient I added to the mix was a small dab of butter. Thanks, Whole Living!