Notes: Other root vegetables (baby turnips, parsnips, chunks of leeks) can be used; vegetable weight should total about 4 1/2 pounds. Up to 4 hours ahead, roast vegetables; let stand at room temperature. To warm, set roasting pan over medium heat, add remaining ingredients, and stir until steaming. Garnish with rosemary sprigs or roasted garlic.
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1. Scrub potatoes and carrots. Cut potatoes in half. Peel onions. In a 12- by 15-inch roasting pan, mix potatoes, carrots, onions, oil, thyme, rosemary, and pepper.
2. Roast vegetables in a 450° oven, stirring occasionally, until tender when pierced, 40 to 50 minutes.
3. Transfer pan from oven to rangetop and set over medium heat. Add red wine, balsamic vinegar, and chicken broth. Stir until brown drippings are scraped free and vegetables are coated, 2 to 4 minutes.
4. Spoon vegetables into a bowl. Add salt to taste.
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