My husband and I like beets. But, I don't like how long I have to cook them on the stove. It means I have to not forget (amidst the craziness of life) that I have a pot on the stove for several hours. Once my beets almost, but just barely didn't, went dry in the pan. I wanted to find a new way, so I searched online and found a way to cook them in the crock pot.
Here's the method:
Wash the beets. Take off the bit of end root and tops. Place 1 beet in the center of a piece of foil and sprinkle a little coarse salt over it and drizzle a bit of olive oil. Wrap up completely and place in a crock pot.
I layered them up to the top of the crock pot. I used my smaller crock pot and not the huge one I have. I had wondered if I would be able to layer them on top of each other or only on the bottom. I layered them on top of each other and it worked out fine. I cooked them on high for 6 hours. Online I read that it would only take 3 hours. But, I think that because I filled up my crock pot it took longer. They weren't mushy, but were just right.
I am so glad that I no longer have to cook beets on the stove! This was much simpler to manage! Beets are a great source of iron and I am glad I'll be able to fix them more often now.