If you have ever had the unquenching desire to dazzle your family with really bad puns, have I got the recipe for you! Priceless gems such as, "Time to start dropping some hot beets up in here" and "I'm laying down the beets" will soon start flowing off your tongue like some def kitchen jam master.
That alone is reason enough to make my Honey Roasted Beets with Balsamic and Thyme recipe!
A secondary reason to serve up some beets is because they taste sweet, succulent, and slightly earthy. But those puns...
Typically I pickle most of the beets I grow in my garden, either by themselves or as beet pickled eggs. However, this year I've really enjoyed branching out and roasting them for easy side dishes as well. This recipe combines a number of my favorite flavors - tart balsamic vinegar, the sweetness of honey, and of course the subtle hint of thyme.
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Honey Roasted Beets with Balsamic and Thyme
- 3-4 lbs Beets
- 2 tablespoon Honey
- 1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoon Fresh Thyme Leaves
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Peel the beets and chop them into 1 ½" chunks.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Heat the honey slightly to thin and toss with remaining ingredients and combine with beets.
- Roast in oven for 40 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork.
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