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Slow-cooker Braised Beets

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4 to 5 hours slow cooker, 10 min putting together
Prep: 10 min | Cook: 4 to 5 hours | Servings: 5-10



  • 1 1/2 pounds beets, trimmed
  • 3 Oranges (2 whole, plus 2 tsp orange zest and 3 tbsp juice)
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger juice squeezed only
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 sliced thin, shallot
  • 1/4 fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tbsp coarsely chopped toasted cashews
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wrap beets individually in aluminum foil and place in slow cooker. Add 1/2 cup of water, cover, and cook beets on low for 6 to 7 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours.
  2. Transfer beets to cutting board, open foil and let cool: discard cooking liquid. Rub off beet skins with paper towels  or cut off.  Next, cut beets into 1/2 inch thick wedges. Place in large bowl.
  3. Peel 2 oranges. quarter oranges, then slice crosswise into 1/2 inch thick pieces. Add to beets in large bowl. Add sliced shallots as well and set aside.
  4. Whisk in small bowl orange zest and juice from remaining orange. Add oil, honey, ginger, vinegar, 1/2 tsp salt, and pepper.
  5. Drizzle the dressing over the beet mixture. Toss so beets are well coated.
  6. Add additional sea salt and pepper if needed. Sprinkle with cilantro and 2 tbsp of coarsely chopped toasted cashews.
  7. Enjoy!

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