Simple Slow Cooked Beetroot is truly the best and easiest way to cook beetroot. Unlike boiling on the stove top this recipe requires no water top ups leaving you free to do other things.
How this Slow Cooked Beetroot Recipe came about!
I 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!
However, Saturday is always a busy day and I didn’t want to fuss over a pan of boiling beetroot.
Hence, I decided that the slow cooker would be the perfect fuss free way to cook them.
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.
So if you’ve never cooked your own beetroot then I can’t recommend this easy and simple slow cooking method enough.
What could be easier than popping your beetroot into a slow cooker, covering with boiling water and then leaving for 3 hours?
What are the Health Benefits of Beetroot?
Beetroot is very nutritious providing a rich source of fibre, folate, manganese, potassium, iron and Vitamin C.
Numerous health benefits include lower blood pressure, improved blood flow and increased exercise performance!
How long does Slow Cooked Beetroot keep for?
I like to keep my cooked beets in their skins until ready for use as they stay fresh for longer that way (all the moisture is locked in).
They will keep in the fridge in their skins for about 4 – 5 days (covered). Sliced beetroot will keep for about 2 – 3 days stored in an airtight container.
The ingredients are just beetroots, water and salt. If you can get hold of organic beetroot I find these even tastier!
If you want to ring the changes you could:
- Add some white vinegar to the water for a more pickled beetroot flavour.
Serving suggestions for Slow Cooker Beetroot
Cooked beetroot is great served on the side of cold food or as part of a salad. It can also be used in Brownies, Houmous as well as soups etc. Check out these recipe ideas:
- Beetroot Salad with Pomegranate
- Beetroot, Lentil & Feta Salad
- Beet & Goat Cheese Salad
- Beetroot Soup
- Chocolate Beetroot Brownies
- also great with Leverpostej (Danish Liver Pate) on an open sandwich!
More Whole Vegetables you can Slow Cook
It’s not just beetroots you can cook whole in the slow cooker! Have a look at these recipes:
- How to Cook a Whole Butternut Squash in the Slow Cooker
- Slow Cooker (Crockpot) Jacket Potatoes
- Slow Cooker Whole Spiced Cauliflower
I’m sure you be making this slow cooker beetroot recipe time and time again like I do. Do drop a comment below when you make it.
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Simple Slow Cooked Beetroot – so easy!
- 1 Slow Cooker
- 1 cook’s knife
- 1 Chopping Board
- 1 bunch of beetroot I used organic
- boiling water
- 1 pinch salt
- Wash the beetroot and cut off the stems (but avoid cutting into the flesh to avoid leaching of red juices).
- Place in slow cooker and add the salt and enough boiling water to cover plus 2cm.
- Cook on high for 3 hours or until just tender when pierced with a cocktail stick or skewer.
- Drain off the water and allow to cool.
- Remove beetroot skins by rubbing off with your thumbs.
- Slice and serve.