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Sweet and Sour Pickled Beets

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"These are quick and easy to make. You'll want to snack on them right out of the jar. They're much more flavorful than those bland sliced beets you see on salad bars."
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15 m servings 94
Original recipe yields 6 servings (1 pint)


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  1. In a saucepan, combine the liquid from the beets, vinegar, sugar, cloves, cinnamon and salt. Stir to dissolve the sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the beets and simmer for 5 more minutes. Use tongs to transfer the beets to a jar. Pour the liquid over them to cover. Cover and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 94 calories; 0.2 22.7 0.7 0 167 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I used fresh beets instead of canned, just boiled them for about 10 minutes before continuing with recipe. Loved it!!

Most helpful critical review

i just found these to be way too syrupy sweet for my taste, but to each his own!

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I used fresh beets instead of canned, just boiled them for about 10 minutes before continuing with recipe. Loved it!!

This recipe was perfect! My neighbor gave me some beets, I baked them at 325 for an hour, let them cool a bit and then used this recipe. I wanted a recipe that didn't need pickling spices, be...

I love these! I'm a big fan of pickled beets, but they are expensive in the stores. These are great and I wouldn't change a thing. Since I like them so well, I doubled the recipe. They are reall...

I also sliced some red onions, very very thin, and added those. Used fresh beets as well.

Add hard boiled eggs to jar and let set in frig for a couple of days. Really good pickled eggs!

These were delicious. I used fresh beets. I will make them again. Don't forget to remove the cloves before serving....I missed one and my brother-in-law got an unpleasant surprise. AFTER MAK...

I was looking for something similar to my mother's pickled beets. I had to add more sugar to get the taste I wanted. The cinnamon added a pleasant surprise!

Made this tonight using fresh beets that I had cooked. I used a sugar substitute. Delish! Will definitely use this recipe again.

Good recipe, simple ingredients. Just like my mom used to make them :)