Baked Balsamic Beets

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Appears in
Get in There and Cook: A Master Class for the Starter Chef

By Richard Sax

Published 1997

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The sweetness is twofold here: The beets caramelize during baking, becoming wonderfully sweet, and the slight sweetness of the balsamic vinegar then underscores them.


  • 2 bunches beets (10 to 12 small-medium)
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Trim off the leafy tops of the beets, but leave about an inch of the stem attached. Wash the beets well, scrubbing them with a vegetable brush, but leave them unpeeled.
  2. Tear off large sheets of aluminum foil. Place 2 or 3 bee