I know what you’re thinking…who in the heck wants a recipe for beets? Well, these aren’t those nasty canned beets your mother used to force down your throat. I promise. The candy stripe beet, otherwise known as the candy cane, bullseye, or Chioggia beet is considered an heirloom veggie from Northern Italy. It sports a sweeter flavor in addition to a fabulous Dr. Seuss themed attire.

The first is a shot of my baby beets before they were roasted but not before I slathered them in olive oil, salt, pepper, and organic thyme.

After trimming the ends of the beets a bit and cutting them into quarters, I put them in a 9×13 glass pan and roasted them at 400 degrees for 40 minutes. Once roasted, I tossed them with a splash of vinegar and orange juice before serving.

Roasted Sugar Stripe Beets

Rustic, roasted beets that don't resemble the canned version at all. The recipe says serves four, but I bet you could eat them all in one sitting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar stripe beets
Servings: 4
Author: Holly McCarthy

Ingredients

  • 4 sugar striped beets
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp vinegar (balsamic or red wine)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Remove the tops and cut the beets into quarters.
  • In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and toss to coat.
  • After completely coated in the oil mixture place in a 13x9 inch glass dish and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Toss the roasted beets in the vinegar and orange juice and serve.

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