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Pickled Beets

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Adaptation of an Amish recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds Beets, Small To Medium
  • 1 cup Sugar, White
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1-½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ cups Garlic Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 whole Medium White Onions, Sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Pickling Spice

Preparation

Prepare canning jars and two-piece lids according to the manufacturer’s directions. Keep the jars and lids hot. I used pint jars.

Wash beets and place in large stock pot (leave roots and about 2″ of the tops on), cover with water and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes until tender. Drain and cover with cold water. Trim tops and roots off then slip off the skins.

If beets are real small you can place them whole into your jars…but I like to slice them about 1/2″. Pack them into your jars.

In a large stainless steel saucepan, combine the sugars, water, vinegars, onions, and pickling spice (I put this into a piece of muslin and throw in the packet). Bring to boil and then simmer for around 10 minutes. Take out the spice packet and pour over beets.

This is where you can put your beets into the fridge if you’ll be using them within the next week or so…or you can use your water bath canner. Can them for 10 minutes.

I live in Northern Nevada so I have to add an extra 10 minutes for a total of 20 minutes.

If you have some extra brine…this is really good to pour over fresh green beans (think Dilly Beans!). Put your green beans into a pint jar, add a sprig of fresh dill and a clove of garlic. Pour extra brine over your beans and then put in the refrigerator for a couple of days before eating.

If you’d like pickled eggs…cool the brine down and then pour over hard-boiled eggs. Do NOT add the eggs to hot brine as it will turn your eggs all rubbery.

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jenng on 11.18.2009

I made a double batch of these and loved them!! This was my first time pickling beets and it was easy. Thanks

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sleepycathollow on 8.19.2009

Bet it was supper yummy too!

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BennMary on 8.18.2009

Ha ha…that would be SUPER yummy!!!!!

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BennMary on 8.18.2009

I made these two days ago – easy and my kitchen smelled supper yummy!

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Dori on 7.26.2009

Can’t wait to try this. I am a BIG fan of pickled beets!

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Jill Wilkins on 2.14.2011

Excellent, excellent, excellent recipe! The beats were absolutely delish! Thank you!!

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jenng on 9.22.2010

I made a double batch of these last year and will be making it again this year! We love these :)

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Geraboo on 6.23.2010

So delish!! This was a great and easy recipe – and the beets are addictive. I’ve only recently come to love beets and now that I know what I’ve been missing, I was looking for an easy recipe to make them myself. This was it – I’ll definitely have to make more! I didn’t have onions but the tart and tangy brine was more than a match for the beets – and talk about a gorgeous color!

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