A sweet and savory side you might confuse for dessert. These chocolate and balsamic roasted & glazed beets are to die for!
1 lb Red Beets
3 tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Let's get Cooking...
Trim and peel the 1 lb of red beets, reserving the beet greens. Then, cut the beets into wedges.
Place the beets in a small baking dish, cover with 2 tbs of olive oil, mixing them so that all slices are coated.
Cover the dish with tinfoil and bake the beets for about 45 minutes, or until a knife can easily pierce the largest piece.
In a small sauce pan, combine 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup of both sugar and cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Warm it over a medium heat until the mixture combines and thickens.
In a small sauté pan, add the chopped beet greens along with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook it over a medium-low heat just so that the greens wilt.
The beets should be done by the time you have finished the chocolate-balsamic glaze and cooked the greens. Remove them from the oven, letting cool slightly. Then toss them with the glaze.
Serve the chocolate balsamic roasted beets over the beet greens.