Alma's Pickled Beets

Angela Gray Recipe

By Angela Gray angiemath

7 pints
10 Min
30 Min

This is my Grandmother Elsea's recipe and is one of my favorite things to can in the Fall. The recipe is easy and the beets are just right. Enjoy

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3 jar(s)
plain whole beets
1/2 tsp
3 c
white vinegar
3-4 c
white sugar
1/2 Tbsp
whole cloves
1 tsp
whole allspice

Directions Step-By-Step

Drain the beets in a colander.
Heat vinegar, sugar and spices to a boil. *Add sugar to your taste, but it should be syrupy and sweet**
Add the drained beets to the boiling syrup. Return to a boil and take off heat.
Immediately put into hot quart canning jars. Screw on lids and caps, process according to your canner directions or
Allow to set overnight and they are ready to eat ! These are so good and nobody will ever know that you cheated a little !

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shirley terhaar shirlann54
Sep 3, 2011
pickled beets i love them.My grandma made them too . She also made pickled bologne and pickled eggs too.When i was growing up lot people made these .I know in kentuckey they did.
julie jeorge julie12
Sep 3, 2011
thve been looking for picked green tomatoes and green onions my brother in law use to make them for me all the time never thought he would up and die on me
Christine Whisenhunt cwhisenhunt
Sep 3, 2011
Angela, this is an answer to prayer! I have been trying to find a recipe that sounded like my grandmother's pickled beets for ever! My grandfather used to keep a huge garden, so they grew everything and canned everything. Since I don't have a garden, this is perfect! I can't wait to try these!
Angela Gray angiemath
Sep 4, 2011
They are amazing and just so darned good ! My husband loves them and even my teenage son can't resist these ! lol
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Sep 4, 2011
Great recipe...thanks for sharing this easy one.
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Brenda Forbes BrnJune
Jun 8, 2012
Angela, I too, am happy to find your recipe! My "grandmother-in-law" used to make these-but we called them spiced beets. I have looked for her recipe for years and decided to try this web site. Your recipe sounds exactly like hers. Thank you very much!!
Angela Gray angiemath
Jun 10, 2012
Brenda, I am so tickled ! These are so good, I love my cold right out of the frig. My grandmother Elsea turned 95 this year and is still cooking away, she is so amazing. I am so glad I could help bring back pleasant memories of your sweet grandmother in law. Funny how food can transport us back to another time and place.

Blessings, ~Angela
nancy thomas bootyboo
Aug 29, 2012
how many beets do i use for this recipe when they are fresh from the garden? thanks Nancy
Angela Gray angiemath
Aug 29, 2012
Nancy, I have never ventured and done it with fresh beets. I would just eye ball it !