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15-Minute Pickled Beets (Kitchen Hack Version)

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"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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2 d 18 m servings 68
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 small jar)


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  1. Drain beet juice from the jar, leaving about 1/2 inch juice in the bottom.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour syrup over beets in the jar, covering them completely. Seal jar and shake gently.
  4. Refrigerate beets for 2 to 3 days before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 68 calories; 0 17.4 0.3 0 149 Full nutrition

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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 ...

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 ...