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Beets With Balsamic-Orange Dressing

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“I recently made a duck recipe with a divine glaze, and was inspired to create this recipe. Beets are an under-appreciated vegetable. Roasting enhances their natural sweetness. This would be a nice accompaniment to roast chicken or pork.”
1hr 50mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs beets, try to pick similarly sized ones
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 14 cup port wine
  • 13 cup orange juice
  • 13 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 12 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


  1. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Place the scrubbed beets in the pan, cover with foil, and roast in a 400°F oven until they can be easily pierced, about 1 hour. (Or, you can wrap each beet in foil.).
  2. While beets are roasting, mix together all remaining ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Peel and trim roasted beets. Grate on the large holes of a grater into a big bowl. Pour the warm dressing over the warm shredded beets - you may not need all the dressing.
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  5. Note: I generally have around 1/3 cup dressing left. I add 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic and use it to glaze pork chops or squash or sweet potatoes that I am roasting.

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