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Pickled Beets Recipe

Pickled Beets Recipe

The beets my mother made 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. —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 cup: 71 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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James User ID: 9235360 271920
Reviewed 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."

LegalSec User ID: 548619 269327
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2017

"Answer to Ann's question on 3/7/17: Use apple cider vinegar, it gives the best flavor."

Ann User ID: 9102357 263170
Reviewed 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."

murrworm88 User ID: 1697209 255325
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2016

"My husband loves beets, but I am not a huge fan. Made these the other day and boy, are they tasty."

angela32 User ID: 3084463 247478
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2016

"These are wonderful. I suggest chilling overnight before eating, for best flavor."

cafecop1 User ID: 6097158 246001
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2016

"The Best Ever! I had store bought that I used after this recipe. Never use store bought again!!!!"

TannersMom8 User ID: 4909210 228926
Reviewed 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."

K321V User ID: 7939754 42512
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"? Can u process these for. Later vicky"

warning User ID: 3473603 42975
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"these came out perfect! they tasted better than store bought. i will never buy any again."

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