09 July 2011

Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese Gratin

We've still got beets out the wazoo around here, so I'm still looking for tasty ways to cook them.  This may be one of my favorite recipes yet!  We ate it as a main dish with sautéed green beans on the side.

Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese Gratin
Adapted from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian

about 4 beets
1 T butter or olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 cup crumbled goat cheese
1 cup cooked couscous
chopped fresh thyme & sage

Coat beets with olive oil and roast in a 425 oven for about 45 minutes, turning often , until they are tender.  Peel the beets, removing any blemishes, and then cut them into thin slices.  Place them in a casserole dish, cover with the cheese and sprinkle with the bread crumbs, then broil for 3-5 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden. Finish by sprinkling all with the thyme & sage.