Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Farmers Market Find: Baby Beets (roasted and glazed)

Determined to frequent the local Farmers Market this summer - H. and I are trying to buy more vegetables and other local goods to see if a CSA might be in our future. I was really excited to see more offered this weekend at the market - including these very pretty (and pretty small) beets. The rosemary (from my urban patio herb garden) made the condo smell pretty after roasting for about 30 minutes. This was tasty - and easy. Perfect on top of the micro-greens that I scored at the market this weekend too!

Baby Beets with Balsamic Glaze

Recipe Source: Washington Post (june 2007) from In Season columnist Stephanie Witt Sedgwick.

4 servings


  • 12 to 16 baby (1- to 2-inch) beets
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Pinch salt
  • Directions:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

    Trim the greens off the top of each beet; save the greens for another use or discard.

    Rinse the beets and use heavy-duty aluminum foil to form a packet around them, placing the rosemary in the packet before sealing. Place the packet on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 30 to 45 minutes or until the beets can be easily pierced with a knife. Transfer the packet to a work surface; open it and let the beets cool until they can be handled. Discard the rosemary.

    Use disposable gloves or a paper towel to pick up each beet and rub or peel off the skin, trimming off the root and stem ends. Set the beets aside.

    In a large, shallow saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar, butter and salt over medium-high heat. Cook for about 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has reduced by about half. (It should have a syrupy, glaze-like consistency.) Reduce the heat to low, add the beets, and stir to coat and warm them through, about 1 to 2 minutes. Serve with the remaining glaze spooned over.


matzoball said...

wow! the glaze on those is beautiful!
I've been trying to be god abut going to the farmers market too.

Ginger said...

Hey Scate,

The beets look amazing!! I am going to look for them at our farmers market this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Baby beets sound excellent with balsamic glaze and rosemary!

Joelen said...

Mmm - I love roasted beets in any size, especially when paired with mandarin oranges!

info said...

I love this recipe. I have a similar one that you may enjoy. Can be used on a lot of different things. http://steaknightmagazine.com/recipes/balsamic-glaze