Boil and pour over beets and seal in jars.
By Robin from Washington, IA
I have always used this old recipe & works great1 cup water, 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup sugar, !/2 to 1 teaspoon salt, boil & pour over beets in sterilized jars. Almost the same but the 1 cup of vinegar difference would be too much, the 1 Cup is perfect.
Hoping someone has a suggestion for me. I processed 6 qts fresh beets in hot water bath. Gave a qt to a friend without tasting them myself. Got curious as to how they turned out & discovered that I used way too much vinegar and they are almost inedible. I've tried rinsing them several times and sprinkled a little sugar but they're not very good. What would you do? I have 4 qt left and not sure what to do, don't want to dump them, too much work!
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Does any one have a recipe for pickled beets?
Hi Kimberly, you didn't say whether you are using canned beets or freshly cooked ones. I use the following for both. Liquid from 1 can of 16 oz sliced beets. Add water to liquid to make 1 cup. Add 1/2 cup vinegar, 1 cup sugar, 1 stick cinnamon. Bring to boil and pour over beets. Marinate several hours or overnight in refrigerator. Approx. 4 servings. This recipe can also be used for about 5-7 medium sized freshly cooked beets. Use the liquid you cooked the beets in. I usually cook fresh ones. They taste better. Dee (05/30/2002)
The recipe Dee sent in is basically the same one I use. Try using brown sugar, it gives them a flavor very like the ones I've had in Amish restaurants in Lancaster. - KayD (06/07/2002)
Kim, I make pickled beets and they are so good and easy. I use home canned beets that I have fixed with a brine of 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup sugar, and a dash of cayenne pepper. Oh so good!(05/13/2004)
Another version of pickled beets
Put beets and juice in bowl. Add vinegar and sweetener/sugar. Stir well. Refrigerate overnight. Drain before serving. Recipe can be doubled or tripled as much as you want.
Source: My own idea.
By Linda from Bloomington, IL
That's how I make my beets too, but I add a few thin onion slices. Delicious. (01/20/2009)
I make something similar. White vinegar works just as well as apple cider vinegar--I'm sure that's what you meant by brown vinegar. I like to add 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon and a pinch of ground cloves. This tastes like the pickled beets that come in a jar from the supermarket. (01/20/2009)