Sugared Peppered Beets and Sweet Potatoes with Cumin
The Gourmet Farm Girl



 A trip to the garden produced some early beets.  I came up with this recipe last night for supper…
This was a nice combination of sugar and spice.
The juice from the beets and pomegranate will make the color of this dish exceptional!

4-5 medium red beets
2 medium sweet potatoes
2 cups Pomegranate Juice
1 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoons red pepper flakes (more if you like it hot)
4 Tablespoons brown sugar
3 Tablespoons butter
Pinch of salt

Wash beets; steam or roast to remove skins easily; set aside.Wash and peel sweet potatoes; cut into chucks or slices; in a medium size stock pot add the sweet potatoes, pomegranate juice, butter and salt. Bring to a  boil reduce heat; simmer for 25-30 minutes till potatoes are tender.

Slice or cut beets into chunks; add to the sweet potatoes along with the brown sugar, cumin, red pepper flakes and simmer for an additional 10-12 minutes to flavor up
Garnish with a pinch more of pepper flakes and ENJOY!
Serves 5-6