Found this recipe in an old recipe box I bought at a rummage sale years ago. It's easy, and everyone who tries them loves them. I use large mouth quart or pint jars. Makes 6 quarts of beets.

Lori Manthei Ridlon
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot, mix the white vinegar, sugar, water, cinnamon, salt, and cloves together; bring the mixture to a boil, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the beets, and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Sterilize the jars, lids, and rings in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, pack the sliced beets into the hot, sterilized jars, and pour in the beet liquid to fill the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a sterilized knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.

  • Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 30 minutes. Add more time if you are at high altitude.

  • Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts

307 calories; 0.6 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 820 mg sodium. 74.2 g carbohydrates; 4.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2011
This is the first time I've ever made pickled beets and I thought these turned out wonderful:) The spices add a really nice warmth to the recipe and the beets are quite addictive! It's also an easy recipe and a great way to use up a bunch of beets! These would be so great in all kinds of things like salads and such. So good! Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2011
This is the first time I've ever made pickled beets and I thought these turned out wonderful:) The spices add a really nice warmth to the recipe and the beets are quite addictive! It's also an easy recipe and a great way to use up a bunch of beets! These would be so great in all kinds of things like salads and such. So good! Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2011
while pickled beets are not everyone's favorite this recipe ought to be a pickled-beet-fan's favorite! Very easy and just the right amount of spices. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2011
Being a former bluejacket I knew this couldn't go wrong. We made them love them and will make them again. Brian B. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2013
I cook peel and slice beets then add to hot liquid bring to boil then ladle into hot jars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2012
I was looking to replicate a recipe from my grandmother-in-law and this worked nearly perfectly! I think the only difference is this one has a bit more cinnamon but I still love it just the same AND my 4 year old approves as well! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2013
I have made this recipe 3 times now and love it. Have given away several jars and people keep asking for more. I use 3 cups of sugar just to try and cut back a little don't notice a difference. Love the taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2015
This is the BEST beet recipe. I have printed it and made it over and over. This fall I lost the print out and I was panicking that I wouldn't be able to find on Allrecipes.com thank goodness I did! I now saved it to "my recipes" I will never loose it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2012
Absolutely fantastic! I do not can them. After cooling I simply put in very large canning jar in the refrigerator let the flavors blend for a couple of days and enjoy. Everyone raves even those who thought that they didn't like pickled beets. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2012
I took this recipe of pickled beets to a church potluck tonight and I was over the moon with compliments. More beets are coming out of the garden this week. Read More
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