Baked Beets With Balsamic Vinegar

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

The beets become very sweet when baked in this way. They take a long time but can be baked with sweet potatoes or baked potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400°F
  2. Place each beet on a square of aluminum foil and wrap tightly.
  3. Place on baking sheet.
  4. Bake until the beets are tender when pierced with a wooden toothpick, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Poke holes in foil to let steam escape and carefully unwrap.
  6. When the beets are cool enough to handle, slip off the skins.
  7. Slice the beets and place them in a bowl.
  8. Add the vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Toss to combine, adding a little more vinegar if needed.
  10. Let stand at least 15 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

Combine one of my favorite vegetables with my favorite condiment and I'm a happy lass. The baking method worked well in during the winter, the extra heat generated was welcome. My one comment was that by the time the roots were fully tender, the edge flush to the baking sheet was a little overcooked. My suggestion is to rotate the beets during cooking time. Thanks Mary.

justcallmetoni December 27, 2007

I microwaved the beets instead of baking. This took about 7 minutes. The balsamic vinegar does something special to them. Thanks so much!

MechanicalJen October 25, 2009

These were very sweet and I loved them. I added some dill weed just for a little flavor. I read the other reviews and made a decision to just bake the beets like I always do without wasting the foil. They were great. I would use a vinegar next time that is not quite as sweet actually. Made for ZWT4.

sassafrasnanc June 17, 2008

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