Beet Tomato Sauce

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Beet Tomato Sauce
Beet Tomato Sauce
Jane Bruce

Beet Tomato Sauce

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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Ready in
1 h, 30 m
4
Servings
140
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

Beet Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Beet Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook different types separately and then combine.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Protein
4g
7%
Carbs
17g
6%
Vitamin A
92µg
10%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
18.1%
Vitamin C
45mg
74%
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
19µg
24%
Calcium
88mg
9%
Fiber
7g
27%
Folate (food)
90µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
90µg
23%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
46mg
12%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
86mg
12%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
851mg
24%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9%
Sodium
314mg
13%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
80%
Zinc
0.6mg
4.3%

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