I'm told no good Dane or Swede considers a meal complete without these tangy treats. They add gorgeous color to any table. If you want to use fresh beets, peel and cook them. They can be served sliced or diced. Otherwise, just open a can like I do. Serve with slices of hard-boiled eggs.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, and pepper in a saucepan; bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves.

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  • Arrange the beets in a glass or ceramic bowl; pour the hot vinegar mixture over the beets. Cover and refrigerate for 12 hours. Drain and serve.

Nutrition Facts

85.9 calories; 0.5 g protein; 21.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 100.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2008
OMGoodness! thank you thank you thank you! My Aunt Sharon makes homemade pickeld beets and I cant get enough of them. When they are gone the store bought pickled beets dont even come close but these do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this recipe. My son and I will eat these everyday! If I could rate these 100 stars I would. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2008
OMGoodness! thank you thank you thank you! My Aunt Sharon makes homemade pickeld beets and I cant get enough of them. When they are gone the store bought pickled beets dont even come close but these do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this recipe. My son and I will eat these everyday! If I could rate these 100 stars I would. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2009
Fantastic! Could be a little sweeter though. Maybe a little more sugar? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2015
This is a perfect ratio of sugar vinegar and water. Boil mixture for a few minutes add some cinnamon and add to boiled sliced beets and it will keep in fridge for as long as you can keep from eating them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2016
WOW!!!! My first attempt at making home made pickled beets....I pulled all the beets in my garden after the first freeze.....washed cut about an inch above where the stems started then boiled whole for about 15 min. until I could pierce easily with a fork cooled then rubbed the skins off. Cut stem ends off and added the boiled vinegar sugar and water and poured over the beets (mostly whole some halved) and some hard boiled eggs along with some salt and pepper and a few whole peppercorns. I also added a few cups of the beet water that I boiled the beets in. DELISH!!! I hope for great beet harvests every year and I will can these in pints with my pressure canner! (Minus the hard boiled eggs:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2016
These are so good! I used fresh beets that I peeled and sliced and also added sliced onion at the end. Just what I was looking for! I can't wait to make them again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2014
I love the flavor just the way it is. Can this recipe be canned? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2016
Made exactly as directed and turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2018
I roasted fresh beets and made the pickling liquid according to this recipe. I sliced the beets and poured the hot liquid over them. I didn't wait the full 12 hours. The beets are so delicious. So much better than any pickled beets I've ever bought. Wish I had made more --they disappear so fast. Will definitely do it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2016
Added cinnamon. Read More
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