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How-To: Red Food Coloring

Course Sauce
Cuisine N/A
Keyword beet, red food coloring, vegetable
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 3 large red beets
  • Water


  • Remove the greens from the beets, peel, and chop into about 1 inch pieces.
  • Add the beet pieces to a small saucepan and pour in just enough water to cover them. Bring the water to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Simmer until the beets are fork tender and the water is reduced by half, down to a few tablespoons.
  • Strain the water and store in refrigerator for up to a week.