1/2 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp fresh thyme, minced or 1teaspoon dried thyme
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place beets on a baking sheet or if you have some of those caste iron shallow casserole dishes (you know the ones you always wanted and now don't know what to use them for) , toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for about 20 -25 minutes until beets are just about done cooking. Remove pan from oven, add garlic and thyme, stir gently mix. Cook additional 10 minutes until a fork tender and the edges start to caramelize. Remove from heat, and add balsamic vinegar. Stir to coat the beets. Taste and adjust salt if necessary.