Slow Cooker Beyond Easy Herb Beets

I love beets and I always have. I don’t get why some people don’t like them. To me they are sweet tasty treats, but my other half says they taste like dirt to her. I get earthy, but not dirt.

I’m eating tons of salads lately and wanted to make something extra good to put on top. Mixed greens with beets and slivered almonds seemed to be just the thing.

Slow Cooker Beyond Easy Herb Beets (gluten-free)

Use a 1 – 2 quart slow cooker for this one – ( or multiply recipe and use  larger one)
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 – 8  hours

  • 3 – 4  beets, cubed
  • filtered water
  • 2 springs fresh thyme or 2 tsp dried
  • 1 tsp crushed mint leaves (fresh or dried)

The night before: Peel and dice beets. Make sure you don’t have on your favorite clothes – the beet juice will stain.

In the morning: Place the beets in your little dipper or other small slow cooker. Add a little water to cover the bottom of the crock and the herbs. Cook on low 6 – 8 hours. Add more mint and thyme if needed.

You can eat them warm or store them in the fridge to add to your salads all week long.


  1. Oh, I love beets and my husband says the same thing – they taste like dirt! Its earthy, I tell him.

  2. I didn’t have any thyme so I used majoram and sage … will let you know how they turn out – I am cooking them this afternoon!

  3. I will have to try this…looks good. I just roasted some beets in the oven last night and they turned out very good. My husband thought that he hated beets. But, I think what he hated was pickled beets. He doesn’t like anything pickled :) Now, he loves it when beets are on the menu. I for one have always loved beets no matter what way I had them. Until recently(the past few years) I had only had them pickled.

  4. I love beets in all their many forms!

  5. B. Maurene White says:

    I love beets in all forms. I though I invented the original herbed beet recipe with marjoram and a bit of chill, but I’ll have to try this one!!

    My mother and grandmother made what they called ginger beets – they used powdered ginger, I don’t think root ginger was available to them in the Cdn Maritimes, but man they are good! 2 tsp powdered ginger for about 6 beets and you’ve food for the gods!

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