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 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

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.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (About 1/2 Cup)
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
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.