Let me preface this post by saying that this was my first time cooking fresh beets. My friend Sarah brought us these huge beautiful beets from her garden so I figured it was the perfect time to learn how to cook them. I read a few recipes online and decided to roast them.
- fresh beets
- olive oil
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- orange zest
I peeled the beets, cut them into smaller chunks, added a little olive oil and roasted them for about an hour and a half at 400 degrees.
While waiting for the beets to cook, I made a balsamic glaze (recipe found here). I added about 2 teaspoons of sugar to 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar and heated it on the stove. I also zested an orange.
I checked the beets periodically and let them cook until I could pierce them easily with a fork.
They were pretty good with just the glaze and a little orange zest on top, but they would probably be even better in a salad or maybe a sandwich with some goat cheese.