Yield
8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

A simple sweet-and-sour balsamic dressing complements earthy roasted beets. Its bright flavors make this dish a fitting accompaniment for roasted meats.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Leave root and 1 inch of stem on beets; scrub with a brush. Wrap beets in foil. Bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool beets to room temperature. Peel and cut each beet into 8 wedges.

Step 3

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. Combine beets, vinegar mixture, salt, and pepper; toss well.

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