Sunday, May 25, 2014

Caramelized Beets in a Balsamic Glaze

roasted beets and carrots in a vinegar glaze

Beets are one of my favorite vegetables, and I'm always looking for a new way to make them . I was visiting a blog called Vegansaurus   and I saw this recipe with the most appealing picture. A picture is worth a 1000 words. One look at her photo and I was convinced  that I had to taste them immediately! . Her photo was so rich and inviting, it got my beet juices flowing.  I made the recipe for dinner that night , and I wasn't disappointed. The caramelized beets were the best beets I ever had.

 you can cook the greens too; they are delicious

I happened to have some fresh beets in the refrigerator . The recipe calls for Balsamic vinegar, but I had have two gourmet flavored vinegars in the closet that I wanted to try: cranberry pear and orange champagne. I decided to try the cranberry pear vinegar that I had just received as a gift from our good friends Melissa and Stu. It has a sweet delicious mild taste.  I also decided to add carrots to the recipe as well.

roasted caramelized beets in a balsamic glaze

2 lbs organic beets, peeled and sliced into 3/4 in chunks
2 tablespoons olive oil or organic coconut oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar + extra for drizzling and or dipping
Optional: Use a flavored vinegar instead of balsamic ( I use cranberry pear)
Optional: I added 2 cut up organic carrots in large chucks.

Prehead over to 375 . Cover a cookie sheet ( rimmed ) with parchment
Coat beets with oil ( can put in bag and shake or just drizzle over the beets) 
Roast for about 50 minutes, turning after 20 minutes. For the last 10 minutes, drizzle the vinegar over the beets until they are coated and continue to roast. 
These taste great warm and I dipped mine in a little bowl of cranberry pear vinegar as I ate each one. Fabulous! 
beets and carrots with dip
caramelize beets and carrots with a little bowl of dipping vinegar

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  1. This sounds yummy! I love beets but never made them this way, I usually have them in salads or pickled. Looking forward to giving this a try!

  2. This recipe just might be enough to get me to try beets! Following you on twitter and fb - I'd love follows back (lisalewiskosterspeaks on fb)

  3. I like this recipe :)
    I also happen to have some beets in the fridge, and I'll try this easy recipe tomorrow.

  4. The beets look delicous! I'm sending the link to my sister too, because her husband LOVES beets! Thank you for sharing this on the Merry Monday Linky! :) Julia

  5. YUM! I can't wait to try these!!

  6. Oh this looks delicious. Thanks tons for the recipe and thanks for linking to Inspire Me.

  7. This looks so yummy- and a great way to work in more veggies!


  8. This sounds amazing!
    Can't wait to make this!

  9. I need to eat more beets...very healthy and this looks really good. Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  10. I just discovered how good beets can be this year. Your recipe sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friday

  11. Hi Judee,
    We grow beets in the garden every year and I always love to try new recipes for them. Your Roasted Caramelized Beets in Balsamic Glaze look fabulous and I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday today and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  12. Roasted beets are the best! Next time I will have to try adding roasted carrots into the mix. Thanks for the idea!

  13. Love roasted beets and carrots. I've never tried them together! You've got MY beet juices flowing now, Judee :)

  14. Hi Judee. My dad loves beets. Probably his favorite vegetable. He also cooks and eats the greens. Will have to pass this on to him. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Sounds absolutely delicious - I love roasted and glazed carrots but have not tried beets yet. Shared on google & twitter . thanks for sharing on Real Food Friday Blog Hop!

  16. I love the idea of the flavored balsamic in this and I have a couple bottles of flavored vinegars to play with. ;-) Roasted vegetables always make me happy and satisfied--and these look delicious. Thanks for sharing with Souper Sundays this week.

  17. I might be the only one in my family that would eat this but yummy. Thanks for linking up to Friday frenzy.

  18. Hi Judee,
    This is beyond delicious! I love the way roasting brings out the sweetness of carrots and beets. I am so delighted that you shared this amazing recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! We appreciate it!

  19. This sounds intriguing! I do appreicate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  20. Hi Judee,
    Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delectable roasted caramelized beets and carrots recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

  21. Thanks for sharing at Savoring Saturdays! I'm featuring this recipe tonight! Hope you stop by again!


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