In this sweet and savory side, beets are sliced and cooked until tender in water with a splash of vinegar before crisping up under the broiler with tangy goat cheese on top. Hot honey adds spice, and thyme adds fresh, herby notes., September 2022


Credit: Jacob Fox

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven: preheat to 425°F.

  • Toss beets, oil, salt and pepper together in a large oven-safe pot. Arrange the beet slices in a single layer in the pot. Combine water and vinegar in a measuring cup; pour over the beets. Cover and bake on the lower rack, flipping the beets once, until very tender, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Remove from the oven and turn the broiler to High.

  • Arrange the beets in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Use a mason jar to firmly press each beet slice until flattened but still intact. Sprinkle with goat cheese. Broil on the upper rack until the beets are crisped on the edges and the cheese is browned, about 4 minutes. Drizzle with hot honey and sprinkle with thyme.


To make your own hot honey, heat 1/4 cup honey and 1 tsp. crushed red pepper in a small skillet over medium heat until the honey is loosened and bubbles form on the edges. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 tsp. cider vinegar.

Nutrition Facts

about 3 slices
146 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 15g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 12g; added sugar 4g; fat 8g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 7mg; vitamin a iu 203IU; vitamin b3 niacin 1mg; vitamin c 6mg; vitamin d iu 2IU; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 126mg; vitamin k 1mg; sodium 251mg; calcium 41mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 30mg; phosphorus 83mg; potassium 382mg; zinc 1mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 1mg; selenium 1mcg.