Directions: Clean, peel (if you like) and cube the beets. Place on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt. Roast at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes or until beets are cooked. The cooking time depends on how big the pieces are, so check after 30 minutes or so and adjust accordingly. Fork should slide in easily (similar to a roasted potato).
As beets are finishing up, heat 1/3 cup vinegar and 1 tablespoon maple syrup on stove top. Stir constantly as it will heat quickly and you don’t want to burn the sugars. When the beets are done, simply pour glaze over the top and dig in.
Tip: Make a lot. I love this recipe because it’s so simple and my family, even my son-formerly-known-as-the-beet-rejector, love balsamic glazed beets!
Michelle can be found at her blog Kickin’ It in the Kitchen. Besides recipes and a good sense of humor, she offers workshops on meal planning, as well as ones titled “Welcome to the Table, Little One,” “Thinking Outside of the Lunch Box,” “Homemade Baby Food,” and the tantalizing “Scrounge.”
Try Michell’s other recipes:
Citrus Roasted Chicken
Greek Avgolemeno Soup
Garbanzo-Bulgar Wheat-Lemon-Herb Salad
Piña Colada Pancakes
Simply Delicious Summer Fruit Crisp
Mediterranean Layer Dip
Buttermilk French Toast