Recipes and Cooking Slow Cooker Pickled Beets 5.0 (1) Here's how to pickle beets in the most hands-off way possible. This slow cooker recipe is endlessly versatile. Try the pickled beets recipe atop a salad, on crostini with goat cheese, or blended into hummus. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 22, 2015 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Karla Conrad Prep Time: 20 mins Slow Cook Time: 6 hrs 30 mins Total Time: 6 hrs 50 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 3 1/2 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 tablespoon pickling spice 2 ½ pound beets, trimmed, peeled,* and sliced 1/4 inch thick 1 ½ cup light-color corn syrup 1 cup orange juice ½ cup white vinegar 2 teaspoon coarse sea salt Directions For a spice bag, place pickling spice on a double-thick, 6-inch square of 100% cotton cheesecloth. Bring up corners; tie closed with 100% cotton string. Place beets in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker; add spice bag. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6 1/2 to 7 hours or on high for 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 hours. Remove and discard spice bag. Serve pickled beets warm as a side dish or chilled in a salad. Store in cooking liquid, covered, in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. *Tip: To peel beets easily, use a vegetable peeler and peel the beets under slow running water. The water prevents the beets from staining your fingertips. To Serve in a Salad: For dressing, in a small saucepan stir together 1 cup of the beet cooking liquid and 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Cover and chill until ready to serve (up to 2 weeks). Nutrition analysis per serving: 33 calories, 0 g protein, 9 g carbohydrate, 0 g total fat, 0 g sat. fat), 0 g fiber, 8 g total sugar, 0% Vitamin A, 4% Vitamin C, 96 mg sodium, 0 %calcium, 0% ironFor croutons, preheat oven to 350°F. Cut 4 slices good-quality bread into bite-size pieces (you should have 1 3/4 to 2 cups pieces). In a medium bowl stir together 2 tablespoons olive oil; 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt; 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed; and 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed. Add bread pieces; toss to coat. Transfer to a shallow baking pan and bake 10 minutes or until toasted, stirring once. Nutrition analysis per serving: 59 calories, 1 g protein, 5 g carbohydrate, 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 0 g total sugar, 0% Vitamin A. 0% Vitamin C, 95 mg sodium, 1% calcium, 2% ironTo serve, arrange 6 cups mixed salad greens on a large serving platter. Top with 2 cups Pickled Beets and 1 cup sliced pear. Sprinkle with 1 recipe croutons and 1/2 cup shredded Manchego cheese (2 ounces); drizzle with 1/2 cup dressing. Pass the remaining dressing. Makes 4 servings.Nutrition analysis per serving: 266 calories, 4 g protein, 50 g carbohydrate, 7 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 3 g fiber, 40 g total sugar, 10% Vitamin A, 27% Vitamin C, 608 mg sodium, 11% calcium, 6% iron For Easy Cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 247 Calories 63g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 247 % Daily Value * Sodium 700mg 30% Total Carbohydrate 63g 23% Total Sugars 60g Protein 2g Vitamin C 20.2mg 101% Calcium 29mg 2% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 372mg 8% Folate, total 112.8mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.