(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 31)
I probably should be posting a pumpkin recipe for you today, like the yummy smelling turkey, pumpkin and black bean chili that’s simmering away in the crock pot as I type this.
Instead, I’ve got cranberry orange slow cooker beets, an easy, delicious way to jazz up cooked beets.
Did you know that according the according the Macrobiotic Dietary theory, root vegetables like beets can help “ground” you after indulging in too much sugar?
So, consider this cranberry orange slow cooker beets recipe the perfect antidote for too much Halloween candy
(There is a method to my madness!)
I’m trying to use my slow cooker to make more vegetables and side dishes so I don’t get stuck in a soup and stew rut during my year of Weight Watchers friendly crock pot cooking.
Fortunately Rod and I both love vegetables so coming up with slow cooker recipes to try is a fun challenge.
I came up with this recipe for cranberry orange slow cooker beets by mixing and matching a couple of different recipes.
We both liked these cranberry orange slow cooker beets a lot.
They would make a nice side dish with roast chicken, turkey or pork too.
- 1 pound cooked beets, quartered (I used Melissa’s peeled and steamed beets from Costco)
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- ½ cup cranberry juice
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon, finely shredded orange zest, optional
- Place the beets in the slow cooker. (I used my 1-1/2-Quart.) Sprinkle with the nutmeg.
- In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the cranberry juice and whisk until smooth. Stir in the olive oil.
- Pour the cranberry juice mixture over the beets. Stir to coat.
- Cover and cook on HIGH 1 hour, until the beets are heated through and the sauce has thickened. Keep warm until ready to serve.
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