Balsamic and Brown Sugar Glazed Beets

balsamic glazed beets
Diana Rattray
  • 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Ratings (6)

These balsamic and brown sugar glazed beets are easy and tasty with sweet-sour flavor. Fresh beets are simmered with a mixture of brown sugar, butter and balsamic vinegar.

You may make these beets with canned beets as well. See the tips and variations below the recipe.

What You'll Need

  • 7 to 9 beets, peeled and quartered or sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter

How to Make It

  1. Combine beets with water, brown sugar, vinegar and butter. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and continue simmering, uncovered, for about 1 hour, or until beets are tender and most of the liquid has boiled away.

Tips and Variations

  • To make the recipe with canned beets, drain 2 cans (15 ounces each) of beets, reserving 1/2 cup of the liquid. Put the beets, liquid, and the brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and continue simmering, uncovered, until the glaze mixture has reduced and thickened, about 20 to 30 minutes.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 209
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 134 mg
Carbohydrates 42 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 3 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)