It is the time of the year again: beets are abundant at the farmers market, and Mark sells them in huge bags for $5 a bag. After hauling one home today, I made my favorite recipe, beets roasted/steamed in a mix of vegetable broth and balsamic vinegar. The beets are tender with a wonderful balsamic flavor. To serve? With pine nuts and goat cheese.
preheat oven to 375F.
4-5 beets, cut off ends, and cut in thick slices
arrange in a baking dish until the dish is full
mix 1 cup of vegetable broth or beef broth and 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
add a few cloves, a bay leaf, and fresh ground pepper
cover with foil, and bake for 45 min (turn off oven at 35min).