Back to Pickled Beets

Print Options


Card Sizes

Pickled Beets Recipe

Pickled Beets Recipe

"THE BEETS Mother served with this meal came from our garden and were canned for the winter months. Even as a child I loved beets because they brought so much color to our table. Their tangy flavor is a great complement to the rest of the foods in this meal. —Sara Lindler, Irmo, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 8 medium fresh beets
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons whole allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1. Scrub beets and trim tops to 1 in. Place in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 25-30 minutes or until tender. Remove from water; cool. Peel beets and slice; place in a bowl and set aside.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar, cloves, allspice and salt. Bring to a boil; boil 5 minutes. Pour over beets. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Drain before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 71 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 186 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.