Sweet and Sour Beetroot

    30 min

    This is a simple, yet delectable way to serve beetroot. Diced beetroot is cooked in a sweetened vinegar. For the best flavour, allow to sit for about a day.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 225g beetroots
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 250ml chicken stock
    • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 6 tablespoons malt vinegar
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place beetroots in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the beetroots. Drain, cool, peel and dice.
    2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Saute onion until tender. Stir in flour and cook for about 2 minutes. Gradually stir in chicken stock. Add the diced beetroots and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in dark brown soft sugar and vinegar. Cook for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

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    We loved this! I cut down a little on the oil, only used enough to saute the onions, and I added a clove of chopped garlic with the onions. Apart from that, followed the recipe exactly. Thank you - will definately make this again!  -  04 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I needed a way to use up some leftover beets and these were delicious!! The only problem I had was that I used half white vinegar and half red wine vinegar and they were a little more sour than sweet! I will definatley make them again with malt vinegar.  -  03 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were pretty good. A little too sweet. Also I added a clove of garlic after reading the other review. Next time I'll leave that out. I didn't really think it belonged there and I love garlic. Next time i will hold back on a little of the brown sugar and not add any garlic. Also, I used cider vinegar and it worked just fine. Thanks for the recipe. The 4 stars is based on the sweetness. Not my mistake of adding garlic. UPDATE: Made this again with a little less sugar and they were perfect for our tastes.  -  04 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)