Total TimePrep: 35 min. + chilling, Cook: 5 min.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 71 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
Jun 25, 2019
My mom’s are the best. PICKLED BEETS 4 cans of sliced beets for 1/2 recipe OR 7-8 cans for full recipe The following Measurements are for a full recipe. 2 cups of sugar 2 cups apple cider vinegar 2 cups water Or canned beet juice 1 lemon thinly sliced, no substitutes 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon allspice 1 tablespoon salt (1/2 of a tablespoon = 1 1/2 teaspoons) If halving the recipe, just use half of the above measurements. Lemons come in different sizes. You can use a whole lemon for half a recipe if it’s small. Do NOT omit the lemon. Remove lemon slices before storing.It’s the secret ingredient. Do not cut back on the salt or they won’t pickle properly. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT the beets and bring to a boil in the microwave in a glass bowl or on the stove in a non-reactive pan (i.e. stainless steel, not aluminum ). Add the beets and return to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. (Use a lower power setting on the microwave.). Cool. They keep in the refrigerator for weeks. Or you may can them following the appropriate procedure. This is an heirloom recipe handed down from my grandmother to mother to me. It is at least 100 years old.
Aug 18, 2017
How do I tell if the beets are medium fresh? I have some fresh beets from my daughter's garden I want to try this recipe with.
Jul 11, 2017
Answer to Ann's question on 3/7/17: Use apple cider vinegar, it gives the best flavor.
Mar 7, 2017
What kind of vinegar do you use; white or apple cider? I want to make this but I don't want to use the wrong ingredient.
Oct 12, 2016
My husband loves beets, but I am not a huge fan. Made these the other day and boy, are they tasty.
Apr 25, 2016
These are wonderful. I suggest chilling overnight before eating, for best flavor.
Mar 25, 2016
The Best Ever! I had store bought that I used after this recipe. Never use store bought again!!!!
Jul 4, 2015
A friend gave me some beets and I tried this recipe. My husband does not like beets, but liked these so much he asked me to add beets to our garden this year. They keep very nicely in the frig. And so easy.
Aug 18, 2014
? Can u process these for. Later vicky
Nov 7, 2011
these came out perfect! they tasted better than store bought. i will never buy any again.