Pickled Beets Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Pickled Beets Recipe
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  • READY IN 50 mins

Pickled Beets

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"This recipe was given to me many years ago by an elderly farmers wife and has been one of my 'must do' yearly canning recipes. If you have a large amount of beets, just keep repeating brine until your beets are all gone! Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 10 (1 pint) jars Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    50 mins

Directions

  1. Place beets in a large stockpot with water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes depending on the size of the beets. If beets are large, cut them into quarters. Drain, reserving 2 cups of the beet water, cool and peel.
  2. Sterilize jars and lids by immersing in boiling water for at least 10 minutes. Fill each jar with beets and add several whole cloves to each jar.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, beet water, vinegar, and pickling salt. Bring to a rapid boil. Pour the hot brine over the beets in the jars, and seal lids.
  4. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 22, 2006

Beets were great. I've made them several times. The only change I made was to add some sliced red onion.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 30, 2007

There is way too much cloves in this recipe. You can hardly taste the beet, and it made my tongue numb.

 
Aug 27, 2005

Needs more spices. I added cinnamon, ground the cloves and added them both to the hot brine. I also added sliced onions to the beets in the jars.

 
Jul 19, 2007

We made this recipe and it turned out great. Very easy recipe to follow. The beets are delicious. Thanks!

 
Jun 25, 2008

This recipe is just fine - no cinnamon or other spices - they are not spiced pickled beets, just pickled beets. Some people like to add onion, but not me or Juanita ever add onion.

 
Sep 04, 2008

i was looking for a recipe that would compare to my grandmother's beets and this one comes close. very, very good!

 
Oct 24, 2007

This recipe is super easy and the beets taste great! I added cinnamon to the mixture, and I'm glad I did.

 
Mar 25, 2008

This was a great recipe for a "pickling" beginner. Great taste.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 60 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.1 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 176 mg
  • 7%

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

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