Pickled Eggs with Beets

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


12 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Ever since I can remember, my mother served this pickled egg recipe at Easter. It was a tradition that my family expected. I made them for my granddaughter the last time she visited and they were all gone before she left. —Mary Banker, Fort Worth, Texas


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) whole beets
  • 12 hard-boiled large eggs, peeled
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cider vinegar


  1. Drain beets, reserving 1 cup juice (discard remaining juice or save for another use). Place beets and eggs in a 2-qt. glass jar.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, water, vinegar and reserved beet juice to a boil. Pour over beets and eggs; cool.
  3. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving.
Pickled Eggs Tips

How long do pickled eggs last?

These pickled eggs will last in the fridge for 2 weeks in a well-sealed jar. For more tips, check out our guide on how to pickle safely. And here are some of our other favorite pickled recipes.

Why are my pickled eggs rubbery?

To avoid rubbery pickled eggs, make sure you don't overcook the eggs when you're boiling them. Follow our hard-boiled eggs recipe to get perfect hard-boiled eggs every time.

How do I hard boil the eggs for this pickled eggs recipe?

When it comes to how to make hard-boiled eggs, there are several methods you can follow, starting with the classic stovetop option (see our recipe in the answer above). Or you can use other kitchen appliances to make hard-boiled eggs in the oven, slow-cooker hard-boiled eggs, air-fryer hard-boiled eggs, or Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs. After the eggs are cooked, follow these steps for how to peel a hard-boiled egg.

What else can I add to this pickled eggs recipe?

Jalapenos bring some heat to this pickled eggs recipe. You could also add more flavor by mixing mustard seed or curry powder into the brine.

How should I serve pickled eggs?

Pickled eggs are a great party appetizer. Serve them with toothpicks or alongside a variety of toasts and crackers. You can also use them in your favorite egg salad recipes.

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant, and Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 168 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 212mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.