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Mom's Pickled Beets

 Mom's Pickled Beets
Zesty and fresh-tasting, these bright, beautiful beet slices add spark to any meal. My mouth still begins to water when I think of how wonderful they tasted when Mother prepared them. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cans (13-1/4 ounces each) sliced beets, undrained
  • Sliced green onions, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients; bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the
  • heat; add beets. let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Transfer
  • to a large bowl.
  • Cover and chill 6 hours or overnight. Garnish with green onions if
  • desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 126 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 713 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.