15-Minute Pickled Beets (Kitchen Hack Version)


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 mins
Additional Time:
2 days 5 mins
Total Time:
2 days 18 mins
1 small jar


  • 1 (16 ounce) jar pickled beets

  • cup white sugar

  • cup white vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 whole cloves


  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
17g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 68
% Daily Value *
Sodium 149mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 56mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love