Don’s Pickled Beets Recipe.

Don’s Pickled Beets Recipe


  • 2 pounds beets
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 bay leaf Instructions:
  1. Prepare the Beets:
  • Rinse the beets thoroughly under cold water to remove any dirt.
  • Trim the stems and roots, but leave about an inch of the stem attached to prevent bleeding.
  • Place the beets in a large pot and cover them with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for
    about 30-40 minutes, or until the beets are tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Drain the beets and let them cool. Once cool enough to handle, peel the skins off (they should slip off easily).
  1. Slice the Beets:
  • Slice the peeled beets into 1/4-inch thick rounds or wedges, depending on your preference.
  1. Prepare the Pickling Brine:
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the apple cider vinegar, water, sugar, and salt. Add the cinnamon stick,
    whole cloves, and bay leaf.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Remove from heat.
  1. Pickle the Beets:
  • Pack the sliced beets into sterilized jars.
  • Pour the hot brine over the beets, ensuring they are completely covered. Leave about 1/2 inch of headspace at
    the top of the jars.
  • Seal the jars with sterilized lids and bands.
  1. Process the Jars:
  • If you plan to store the pickled beets at room temperature, process the jars in a boiling water bath for
    10 minutes to ensure they are properly sealed.
  • If you prefer to store them in the refrigerator, you can skip the water bath canning process.
    Let the jars cool to room temperature, then refrigerate.
  1. Let Them Pickle:
  • Allow the beets to pickle for at least 1-week before consuming for the best flavor.
    They will continue to improve in flavor over the next few weeks.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Serve your pickled beets as a side dish, in salads, or as a tangy addition to sandwiches and other dishes.

These pickled beets can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. Enjoy your homemade pickled beets!

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