Beets can be cooked and peeled ahead of time. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 3 days.
How to Prevent Beet Stains
When handling cooked or canned beets, it's easy to stain your hands and cutting board a bright pink colour from the juices. To prevent this, wear disposable latex gloves when handling cooked beets and cut them on a large glass or ceramic plate rather than on a cutting board.