I love my mom's pickled beets, but I don't always want to go through the fuss of making a batch. This recipe takes about as much time as boiling water! No special equipment needed. The hardest part is waiting for the beets to become infused with flavor.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
3 mins
additional:
2 days
total:
2 days
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 small jar
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drain beet juice from the jar, leaving about 1/2 inch juice in the bottom.

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  • Combine sugar, vinegar, salt, and cloves in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves into a syrup, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Pour syrup over beets in the jar, covering them completely. Seal jar and shake gently.

  • Refrigerate beets for 2 to 3 days before serving.

Nutrition Facts

68 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 17.4g 6% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 148.7mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2016
7.18.16 I ve waited for two days to be fair in giving this recipe a review. I m a lover of beets my hubby not so much so these pickled beets were made for me! I m trying to watch my sugar intake these days so I did substitute Truvia which worked perfectly fine. I did put in the whole cloves but the potent vinegar overpowered that flavor so if you re interested in a subtle clove flavor definitely add more than the recipe indicates. I really didn t leave these in the jar seemed just as easy to put them in a bowl add the vinegar mixture & cloves and put a lid on them. I did add some sliced onions to the mixture after I took the photo which is something that my mother always did. Maybe there is a typo in this recipe but one can of beets will not yield 12 servings??? Pickled beets certainly are not rocket science but these were very good very easy and. perhaps just a little too sweet for my palate (personal taste preference) but I still enjoyed them. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/15/2020
First ingredient is "pickled beets"?? I thought I was making pickled beets?? Not a good recipe. Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2016
7.18.16 I ve waited for two days to be fair in giving this recipe a review. I m a lover of beets my hubby not so much so these pickled beets were made for me! I m trying to watch my sugar intake these days so I did substitute Truvia which worked perfectly fine. I did put in the whole cloves but the potent vinegar overpowered that flavor so if you re interested in a subtle clove flavor definitely add more than the recipe indicates. I really didn t leave these in the jar seemed just as easy to put them in a bowl add the vinegar mixture & cloves and put a lid on them. I did add some sliced onions to the mixture after I took the photo which is something that my mother always did. Maybe there is a typo in this recipe but one can of beets will not yield 12 servings??? Pickled beets certainly are not rocket science but these were very good very easy and. perhaps just a little too sweet for my palate (personal taste preference) but I still enjoyed them. Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
01/15/2020
First ingredient is "pickled beets"?? I thought I was making pickled beets?? Not a good recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2018
Best beets ever! However I did add a cinnamon stick per jar and mustard seeds....I love cinnamon and it's a great anti-inflammatory. Also used my own beets from the garden of course cooked and ready to use. Next time a will cut back on vinegar or add a quarter cup water to each jar.....just a tad bit tart..... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2020
After reading other reviews I decided this recipe as is needs a little tweaking. After my tweaks this recipe (as a base) turned out perfect. 1st. I doubled the recipe and doubled the amount of clove. 2nd. I used 3 large fresh beets steamed (used my instant pot), cooled and sliced (the whole reason for the need of a quick recipe). 3rd. I added approximately small white onion thinly sliced. after 2 days I couldn't wait, had to try and was not disappointed. I can easily add a couple secret ingredients for these to taste just like gramma's. Read More
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