ah, my guilty pleasure is harvard beets-- (with sugar, for pete's sake)!! I'm a monster! (my family thinks i'm nuts so I don't make them eat it, haha).
I love beets but can't eat the greens for the dirt taste (and yet i love chard/silverbeet. go figure).
I love to roast them, with garlic and sesame oil and salt, or to make a russian salad with mayonnaise, raw garlic, and maybe some walnuts. or if we eat beet salad, with raw onions, vinegar, and either dill or parsley, strong tastes.