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