Sweet and Sour Pickled Beets Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet and Sour Pickled Beets Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Sweet and Sour Pickled Beets

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"These are quick and easy to make. You'll want to snack on them right out of the jar. They're much more flavorful than those bland sliced beets you see on salad bars."

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Original recipe makes 1 pint Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    15 mins

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the liquid from the beets, vinegar, sugar, cloves, cinnamon and salt. Stir to dissolve the sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the beets and simmer for 5 more minutes. Use tongs to transfer the beets to a jar. Pour the liquid over them to cover. Cover and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 15, 2010

I used fresh beets instead of canned, just boiled them for about 10 minutes before continuing with recipe. Loved it!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 27, 2011

i just found these to be way too syrupy sweet for my taste, but to each his own!

 

31 Ratings

Nov 18, 2009

This recipe was perfect! My neighbor gave me some beets, I baked them at 325 for an hour, let them cool a bit and then used this recipe. I wanted a recipe that didn't need pickling spices, because I didn't have that on hand....this was exactly like grandmas! Thanks for the recipe!

 
Apr 22, 2008

I love these! I'm a big fan of pickled beets, but they are expensive in the stores. These are great and I wouldn't change a thing. Since I like them so well, I doubled the recipe. They are really good!!

 
Jan 13, 2011

I also sliced some red onions, very very thin, and added those. Used fresh beets as well.

 
Feb 27, 2008

Add hard boiled eggs to jar and let set in frig for a couple of days. Really good pickled eggs!

 
Mar 22, 2011

I was looking for something similar to my mother's pickled beets. I had to add more sugar to get the taste I wanted. The cinnamon added a pleasant surprise!

 
Dec 30, 2012

These were delicious. I used fresh beets. I will make them again. Don't forget to remove the cloves before serving....I missed one and my brother-in-law got an unpleasant surprise. AFTER MAKING MANY MORE TIMES: I don't use whole cloves, I use about a tsp of powdered cloves. I am asked for this recipe over and over. I always use fresh beets.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 94 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 167 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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