Slow-Cooker Beet Stew

Slow-Cooker Beet Stew

pinable image for slow-cooker beet stew by Chefing Around, made with beets, beef, carrots, sweet potato, and onion

Beets are fresh and abundant here in Costa Rica and they’re highly nutritious and delicious. So we are always coming up with new ways to cook with them. This slow-cooker beet stew is amazing. And a great way to fit a lot of vegetables into a meal. Soup is always good on a cold winter day and, even though it’s summer here, we know it’s cold in the United States right now. We’ve got you covered.

slow-cooker beet stew ready to cook

This stew is reminiscent of borscht which is a beet soup popular in Ukraine, Russia, and many other Eastern European nations.  Like most great dishes, borscht comes in an almost infinite number of variations. We took the idea and made it our way. Using fresh local ingredients and letting it slow-cook all day until the flavors and textures were just right. Our slow-cooker beet stew is full of highly nutritious vegetables including a generous amount of beets, carrots, onion, garlic and sweet potatoes (our local variety camotes are really delicious!).

beets for slow-cooker beet stew diced and grated

This recipe is so easy. The beets are both grated and diced to add additional texture but you don’t even have to peel them. Then just rough chop carrots and onions, mince the garlic and your prep work is done! While we whipped this up fresh in our slow-cooker, you could easily prep all of the ingredients for this stew and stick them in a gallon Ziploc bag to freeze. Then, when you’re ready to make the stew, dump everything out into your slow-cooker and add water. That’s it!

ingredients for slow-cooker beet stew

Top it with some plain Greek yogurt or sour cream and a little dill when it’s done and you are good to go!That’s one easy, delicious, and healthy meal.

slow-cooker beet stew served with Greek yogurt

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Slow-Cooker Beet Stew
A simple and delicious recipe for beet stew made in a slow-cooker.
slow-cooker beet stew served with Greek yogurt
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
Ingredients
slow-cooker beet stew served with Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Wash the beets well and trim the ends. If you want to, you can peel them but if you get small young beets the skin is thin and tender. Cut 2 of them into small cubes and shred/grate the other two.
  2. Cut potato, carrots, and onions into small bite-sized pieces and mince the garlic.
  3. Add prepped vegetables and the rest of the ingredients to a slow-cooker and cook for 4-8 hours.
  4. Serve with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt or sour cream on top for a really decadent dish.
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. This stew looks super tasty! I always enjoy beets!

  2. Miz Helen says:

    I love beets and we grow them in our garden. I am looking forward to trying you Beet Stew it will be delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I need to try and grow some beets in my tiny garden. Miz Helen has a great idea! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday. Beets are such a healthy treat!

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