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Old Fashioned Pickled Beets Recipe

canning pickled beets

Ingredients

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  • 4 quarts of beets
  • 2/12 cups sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Tablespoons pickling spice
  • 4 cups vinegar
  • 2 cups water, reserved from boiled beets (Note, spices can be omitted if desired)

Instructions

  1. Boil beets and drain, reserving liquid
  2. Peel beets, but into chunks if necessary, and set aside
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a large pot
  4. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes
  5. Strain to remove cinnamon sticks and spices if desired
  6. Fill hot jars half-way with pickle brine
  7. Gently drop beets into brine, (adding more brine if necessary) to fill jars, leaving 1/4 inch of head space
  8. Fit with lids and rings
  9. Process jars for 30 minutes in a water bath canner

Notes

This recipe make about 8 pints of pickled beets

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