Roast your own beets at home with less fuss by using your slow cooker – no need to turn on your oven!
I picked up a few bunches of beets from the Farmers Market yesterday, and while I knew what I wanted to do with the greens, I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to do with the actual beets.
I knew I wanted to roast at least some of them, but the thought of heating up the oven for an hour or more really didn’t sound too appealing in the midst of this summer heat.
Then I had an idea – what if I prepared them the same way as I would to roast them in the oven, but just put them in the slow cooker for a few hours on high instead?
I recently tried wrapping salmon in foil and cooking it in the slow cooker, and it was fantastic, so why not give this a shot?
I checked them after 3 hours and they were almost tender enough, so I let them go another hour and they were absolutely perfect. They tasted just like oven roasted beets! Nice and sweet and earthy, and since I cooked them in foil, my slow cooker was clean when they were finished!
They turned out great, and I think this may be my new go-to method! Success!!