Slow-Cooker Balsamic-Glazed Beets

Slow-Cooker Balsamic-Glazed Beets

For a tangy, full-of-flavor side dish, try these simple slow-cooked beets. Sprinkled with toasted walnuts and goat cheese, they add a special touch to dinnertime.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

3:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

3
lb beets, peeled, cut into 1/2-slices (4 1/2 cups)
1
cup apple juice
1/2
cup balsamic vinegar
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup chopped walnuts
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1
tablespoon cold water
1/4
cup crumbled chèvre (goat) cheese with herbs (1 oz)
  1. Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix beets, apple juice, vinegar, garlic and salt.
  2. Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, sprinkle walnuts in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until nuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until nuts are light brown. Set aside.
  4. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and water; stir into beets in slow cooker. Cook uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer or until sauce has thickened. Sprinkle with cheese and toasted walnuts.
Makes 8 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (About 1/2 Cup))
  • Calories 150
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 450mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 17g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.