Beet

Best Way to RoastĀ Beets

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April  3, 2012
Author Notes

My belief in roasting is that the more surface area exposed to the high roasting heat, the more caramelized a food will become. So I peel and cut beets into wedges, toss with oil and seasonings and roast til almost done, then add orange juice concentrate and garlic, the 2 flavors i like best with beets. The OJ concentrate further caramelizes the outside of the beets! —LeBec Fin

  • Makes variable number of servings
Ingredients
  • small to medium beets
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • minced or sliced garlic
  • frozen Orange Juice concentrate
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Directions
  1. Peel beets and cut into evenly sized wedges. Toss with evoo, s and p. Roast at 400 degrees F 10-20 minutes til about 5 minutes from being done.Remove pan from oven. Add to beets, combining thoroughly, minced or sliced garlic, and a few spoons of O.J.concentrate (enough to glaze the beets.) Return to oven til easily pierceable with skewer.

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