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Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Beets

September 21, 2019

Chilly? Get roasting with some root vegetables! This easy side dish complements a pork roast perfectly and adds a pop of fall color to your plate! Soooo good!

6 medium beets, peeled and cut into chunks

2½ Tbsp olive oil, divided

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp sugar

3-4 medium sweet potatoes, cut into chunks

1 large sweet onion, chopped

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, toss the beets with ½ tbsp olive oil. Spread evenly in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake beets for 15 minutes. In the meantime, mix the remaining oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and sugar in a large resealable plastic bag. Place the sweet potatoes and onions in the bag. Seal bag; toss the vegetables to coat well with the mixture. Combine sweet potato mixture with the beets on the baking sheet. Continue to bake for 45 more minutes. Stir 1-2 times during this cooking time. Be certain vegetables are tender before serving. 

Note: High in antioxidants and high in fiber