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Scandinavian Pickled Beets

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"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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12 h 10 m servings 86
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Combine the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, and pepper in a saucepan; bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 86 calories; 0.1 21.7 0.5 0 101 Full nutrition

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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 ...

Fantastic! Could be a little sweeter though. Maybe a little more sugar?

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 w...

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!

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...

I love the flavor just the way it is. Can this recipe be canned?

I love this recipe! I was inspired to try and recreate a Roasted Beet Salad from my favorite local pizza restaurant. I tried the Roasted Beet, Peach and Goat Cheese Salad here on All Recipes by...

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...

These beets are great and easy! I use fresh cooked beets and add about a tablespoon of dill to the brine one time. Another time I added cinnamon as suggested and onions. Very adaptable to dif...