After a recent trip to the farmers market and being Pinterest-inspired by beautiful roasted beet recipes, Nick and I realized neither of us had ever made them ourselves or tried them roasted.
I’ve never been a huge fan of beets, outside of them being from a can, diced up in a salad and covered with salad dressing. So, needless to say I was hesitant to know if I’d like these or not. Even more so with Nick, as he’s a bit pickier than I am!
The good news is, both he and I loved them. The goat cheese cream sauce really compliments the balsamic glazed beets and their sweetness so well. We’ll definitely be making these again soon!
- 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
- 3-4 medium sized beets
- Olive oil (for drizzling)
- 2 oz goat cheese
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Lay out a piece of tinfoil and place your washed beets, whole, into the middle. Drizzle on olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt. Fold the tinfoil around the beets, forming a packet they can steam and roast in. Place on a baking sheet.
- Next to the packet of beets, do the same thing for the sliced onions, drizzling olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, and forming a packet.
- Place the pan into a 375 degree oven to roast for 40-60 minutes. Keep an eye on the onions as they will likely roast sooner than the beets. The beets are done when you can pierce them and they are soft.
- Meanwhile, make your sauces. For the balsamic glaze, simply pour the balsamic and honey into a small sauce pan and let it come to a boil over medium heat, stirring gently. After a few mibutes, it will have thickened. Remove from heat.
- In a blender (I used the small smoothie attachment of my Ninja, but you could also use a food processor), add goat cheese, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and the heavy cream. Pulse until a nice sauce is made, and place in the refrigerator to keep until serving.
- Once the beets and onions are done, remove them from the oven. Let them cool down a bit before handling. The skin will peel off the beets extremely easily, but be careful as it may stain your hands! Slice them, and arrange on a serving platter. Drizzle on the balsamic glaze and goat cheese créme before serving. Enjoy!