Roasted beet and brie sandwich

By • June 9, 2011 • 4 Comments

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Author Notes: I always think I love beets. They make any dish more beautiful with their deep magenta color and jewel-like sheen. But, I've come to terms with the fact that I really only love them in small doses, and this sandwich fits the bill perfectly. The beets' earthy, caramelized sweetness is balanced by creamy brie, toasty walnuts, fresh lettuce and basil, and a dash of vinegar.

A note about roasting beets: I like to peel mine when they're raw, wrap them individually in foil, and roast them in a 425-degree oven. Depending on their size, it takes 45-60 minutes to get them to fork-tender stage.
sgpinson

Serves 1

  • hard roll, or sandwich-sized section of baguette
  • 1 small beet, roasted
  • 1 ounce brie
  • 1 handful toasted chopped walnuts
  • a few sprigs fresh basil
  • 1 leaf lettuce
  • red wine vinegar, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Set broiler on high. Cut roll in half and beets and brie into thin slices. Top each half of roll with beets and brie, and broil until cheese is melted and brown in spots. Remove from oven and top one side with walnuts, lettuce, and basil, and the other with vinegar, salt and pepper. Place halves together and enjoy!
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over 3 years ago sgpinson

Thanks so much!

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over 3 years ago sgpinson

Thank you! One of the benefits of living in the South is the great produce during the summer.

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Love your flavors here!

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Lovely flavor combo. I really do love beets!