Simple Slow Cooked Beetroot – so easy!

Simple Slow Cooked Beetroot - so easy! Fab Food 4 AllI had a brainwave today and made this Simple Slow Cooked Beetroot! I was going through my salad drawer and noticed a bunch or organic beetroot that I’d picked up cheaply recently. I’ve never cooked beetroot before and knew that boiling was the usual way of cooking it. I remember as a child one of my dad’s favourite things was the boiled beetroot from our local green grocers, the supermarket beetroot in vinegar never got a look in! But Saturday is always a busy day and I didn’t want to fuss over a pan of boiling beetroot so decided that the slow cooker would be the perfect fuss free way to cook them.

Simple Slow Cooked Beetroot - so easy! Fab Food 4 All

After some research I discovered that there weren’t any recipes for slow cooked beetroot so I made an educated guess that 3 hours cooking on high would be about right. How pleased was I when after 3 hours the beetroot was firm and perfectly cooked. The flavour was so good too, I expect being organic probably made a difference. I usually buy cooked beetroot in a vacuum pack but compared to my slow cooked beetroot I now realise how insipid the flavour is.

Simple Slow Cooked Beetroot - so easy! Fab Food 4 All

So if you’ve never cooked your own beetroot then I can’t recommend this easy and simple cooking method enough. What could be easier than popping your beetroot into a slow cooker, covering with water and then forgetting about them for 3 hours? Do you cook any vegetables in your slow cooker? Do let me know in the comments!

Simple Slow Cooked Beetroot - so easy! Fab Food 4 All

Cooked beetroot is great served salad but if you’d like some further inspiration you might like to check out the following recipes:

Beetroot Salad with Pomegranate – Family Friends Food

Beetroot, Lentil & Feta Salad – Greedy Gourmet

You might also like to check out these recipes using whole vegetables:

How to Cook a Whole Butternut Squash in the Slow Cooker – My Fussy Eater 

Slow Cooker (Crockpot) Jacket Potatoes – Kavey Eats

Slow Cooker Whole Spiced Cauliflower – BakingQueen 74


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Simple Slow Cooked Beetroot - so easy!
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Simple Slow Cooked Beetroot, so easy and with an intense beetroot flavour. No vinegar just water is the key!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: Serves 8
  • 1 bunch of beetroot (I used organic)
  • boiling water
  1. Wash the beetroot and cut off the stems.
  2. Place in slow cooker and add enough boiling water to cover plus 2cm.
  3. Cook on high for 3 hours or until just tender when pierced with a cocktail stick or skewer.
  4. Drain off the water.
  5. Remove beetroot skins by rubbing off with your thumbs.
  6. Slice and serve.

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  1. Richard Eldred Hawes

    Excellent idea, not one I had thought of, will try out in my slow cooker

    1. Camilla

      Thanks:-) That reminds me I have more beetroot to slow cook:-)

  2. Margaret gallagher

    Always grow heaps of beetroot -just love it’s taste and colour
    Definately one for my cook book
    Can never have too many beetroot recipes

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Margaret, lucky you with the beetroot!

  3. Cherry Edwards

    This has renewed my interest in beetroot now I can see how easy it is to cook and prepare

    1. Camilla

      I made this again for my dad and we had it tonight with our dinner, so good and so easy-)

  4. Jeanette Leighton

    I love beetroot it’s gorgeous in a homemade salad

  5. Sheena Batey

    Grow beetroot on our allotment. It is both delicious and very nutritious in fact a super food.

    1. Camilla

      Ooh, lucky you:-)

  6. Cherry Edwards

    I have never cooked beetroot before because I didn’t know how, but I do gave a slow cooker and now I will give it a go, thank you.

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Cherry, it’s so easy and delicious;-)

  7. Tess D

    I’m always looking for new ways to use my slow cooker and this seems like a perfect and simple recipe will give this a go at the weekend x

  8. Amy Fidler

    Im hoping to try this next week,when buy some beetroot from my farmers market x

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous, I’m sure you’ll love it:-)

  9. Kavey at Kavey Eats

    Oh great idea. Always good to find new ways of using the slow cooker!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey, yes my quest for an easier cooking method drove me to the slow cooker! Must try your potato recipe next!

  10. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    I’m loving beetroot at the moment and made a lovely dip with them recently. Would have never thought to have put them in my slow cooker either.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jemma, I’m always looking for ways to make things easier:-)

  11. Heidi Roberts

    We love fresh beetroot – I grow loads on the allotment and cook some every couple of days in the summer! Will try the slow cooked method this weekend with some I bought.

    1. Camilla

      Ooh lucky you Heidi, looked at the tiny bunches in Tesco tonight but didn’t want to spend £1.75 on organic beetroot so will wait until I find another bargain:-)

  12. Helen at Casa Costello

    Brilliant suggestion for an alternative cooking method. I’ll never forget my first time of trying ‘real’ beetroot (as in, not out of jar). Tastes so much nicer from a local allotment not covered in vinegar.

    1. Camilla

      I’ve never eaten the vinegar version, grew up with the boiled greengrocer version so was not going to then go down the vinegar route!

  13. Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet

    Who knew the slow cooker could be so versatile?! Never used to like beetroot until a few years ago, now adore it with goat’s cheese or yogurt.

    1. Camilla

      It’s amazing what you do when you lack the time to do things the long winded way:-)

  14. Richard Eldred Hawes

    I think beetroot is a very underrated vegetable, it can be used in so many ways

    1. Camilla

      I think you’re right Richard!

  15. Helen Moulden

    Looks so simple, have never thought of doing it in my slow cooker. Bet it tastes delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it really is super tasty:-)

  16. Ciara Attwell

    That’s such a good idea to cook it in the slow cooker. Makes it so much easier!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ciara, it really is a doddle:-)

  17. Amy Fidler

    Love beetroot,thanks for the easy recipe x

    1. Camilla

      A pleasure Amy:-)

  18. Helen @ family-friends-food.com

    Brilliant! So easy – what could be better? I do enjoy a beetroot

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, me too:-)

  19. William Gould

    I do love beetroot, but I’m ashamed to say I only buy it in jars. I think I’m so afraid of staining something, like the wood floor for example. Beetroot juice can be a nightmare!

    1. Camilla

      Ooh, never have it from a jar, just don’t want a mouth full of vinegar. I’ve never had a floor spillage and cooking it this way, didn’t even get stained hands when I peeled them, all quite painless:-)

  20. Heather Haigh

    Why have I never thought of cooking beetroot in the slowcooker?!

    1. Camilla

      I asked myself the same question but then I don’t usually cook them at all LOL!

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