Pickled Beets Recipe
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Pickled Beets Recipe


  • 8 large, fresh beets
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp whole cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp whole allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Prepare the Beets:
    • Scrub the beets thoroughly and trim the tops, leaving about 1 inch of stem.
    • Place the beets in a large pot or Dutch oven and cover them with water.
    • Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the beets are tender.
    • Remove the beets from the water and let them cool. Once cooled, peel and slice the beets. Place the sliced beets in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Make the Pickling Brine:
    • In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar, whole cloves, whole allspice, and salt.
    • Heat the mixture until it reaches a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar, which should take about 5 minutes.
  3. Pickle the Beets:
    • Pour the hot pickling brine over the sliced beets, ensuring they are fully covered.
    • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour to allow the flavors to meld.


  • Before serving, drain the beets from the brine.

Enjoy your delicious homemade pickled beets!

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