Diabetic Spiced Beets

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + chilling


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022
This easy recipe from Mae Flint of Ionia, Michigan can't be "beet". Mae marinates canned beets in a mixture of vinegar, clove, pepper and bay leaf for a tart side dish that is sure to appeal to even finicky eaters.


  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) sliced beets, drained


  1. In a saucepan, bring the vinegar, water, bay leaf, clove, pepper and salt to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in sugar substitute until dissolved. Pour over beets. Cover and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight. Discard bay leaf and clove. Serve with a slotted spoon.