Balsamic Roasted Beets with Caremelized Onions and Goat Cheese Créme

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! 

 
Ingredients

  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
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