Beet Tomato Sauce

Beet Tomato Sauce
Jane Bruce


  • large beets
  • 1/4 Cup  cider vinegar
  •   One 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, drained
  • tomatoes, diced
  • clove garlic, diced
  • 1/8 Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  •  Dash of  salt
  • 2 Tablespoons  cornstarch (optional)

Everyone loves a great tomato sauce with their pasta, but sometimes you need to shake it up. By adding these vinegar-roasted beets, you give some unexpected flavor and texture to the old standby.

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the beets in foil with the cider vineger and close the foil into a pouch. Roast in the oven until tender, at least 1 hour. The timing can depend heavily on the size of the beets, so make sure to check that they are soft before removing them from the oven.

While the beets are cooking, combine the remaining ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, stirring occasionally. The sauce can continue cooking for as long as the beets are cooking.

When the beets are done and cool, remove them from the foil and vinegar and dice them into 1-inch cubes. Put them in with the sauce and let the mixture continue to simmer for at least 15 minutes. If the mixture is too thin, you can add the cornstarch to thicken it. Remove from the heat and serve hot.


Calories per serving:

141 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 30g 47%
  • Carbs 69g 23%
  • Saturated 4g 21%
  • Fiber 27g 108%
  • Sugars 48g
  • Monounsaturated 20g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 14g 28%
  • Sodium 1,263mg 53%
  • Calcium 355mg 36%
  • Magnesium 186mg 47%
  • Potassium 3,431mg 98%
  • Iron 8mg 44%
  • Zinc 3mg 17%
  • Phosphorus 348mg 50%
  • Vitamin A 370µg 41%
  • Vitamin C 179mg 298%
  • Thiamin (B1) 5mg 321%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 36%
  • Niacin (B3) 9mg 47%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 73%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 370µg 92%
  • Vitamin E 11mg 57%
  • Vitamin K 76µg 95%
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