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Mom's Pickled Beets Recipe

Mom's Pickled Beets Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Cover and chill 6 hours or overnight. Garnish with green onions if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 126 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 713mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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linedleven User ID: 8914279 252743
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2016

"I got this recipe out of your magazine when it first came out and have been making it ever since. This is my go to recipe that I use for family gatherings and other events and everyone loves them."

gunslinger User ID: 544392 18114
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"My go to recipe when my husband wants pickled beets. Perfect for anyone who wants the taste of pickled beets without going to alot of trouble. When I take them to potlucks on a relish tray everyone thinks they are homegrown old fashioned pickled beets!"

digreen User ID: 5183265 42810
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2011

"I've made pickled beets for years, but this recipe is the one I'll be using. I made it with fresh cooked, peeled and sliced beets (3 large). I loved the cooked onion and the pepper in it (wasn't sure if I would). Great recipe!"

trixiejo302 User ID: 1553155 19005
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"These were delicious! My mom used to make pickled beets and none of us knew what her secret was. Since she's not here with us anymore, I turned to Taste of Home. You all have never let me down. (0="

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