Balsamic Beets

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balsamic beets

Roasted beets in balsamic sauce with the special ingredient of star anise.

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  • 6 - 8Servings

Ingredients

  • 6 medium beets (about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400.

2. Leave root and 1 inch of stem on beets. Scrub with a brush.

3. Wrap beets in foil. Bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool beets to room temperature.

4. Peel and cut each beet into 8 wedges. 

5. Combine juice, vinegar, sugar, and star anise in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
Cook until reduced to 1/3 cup (about 10 minutes). Discard star anise.

6. Combine beets, vinegar mixture, salt, and pepper. Toss well.