If you want really good beets at home, take baby-small beets, cut just the greens end and bottom tip off, wrap in aluminum foil and bake until done. DO NOT BOIL--that loses the flavor. Cool and slice (or eat hot.)
Naturally sweet, deeply earthy, and a beautiful shade of red, beets are pretty perfect. Simply roasting them concentrates their sugars and turns them tender, ready to toss in any sort of salad or to serve alongside other foods, and prepping them couldn't be easier.