CANNED HARVARD BEETS (SWEET)


Peggi Anne Tebben Recipe

By Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen


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Method:
Canning/Preserving
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I have been using this recipe for about 25 years now when our beets come off. We love them.

I got the recipe from a CANNING, PRESERVING,& FREEZING COOKBOOK (Favorite Recipes Of Home Economics Teachers) that I sold to my Mom when I was in Home Economics In 1974. She used this book & now it's mine. One of my favorites.

Ingredients

small whole uniform beets
3 cups water
1 cup vinegar
1 cup sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash beets thoroughly, leaving 2" of tops & roots.
2
Cook beets in boiling water to cover for about 15 minutes.
3
Plunge into cold water 2 times to prevent bleeding.
4
Remove skins & cut top off level & root.
5
Combine water, vinegar & sugar in large saucepan & bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
6
Add beets & heat, but do not boil.
7
Pack in sterilized jars. Cover with hot juice to neck of jar.
8
Place lids & bands on jars.
9
Process in hot water bath for 30 minutes.
10
Serve hot as a vegetable or cold on relish trays.
11
Peggi's note: I use larger beets sometimes , but just make sure when you cut them in half or quarter them that they are all the same size so they cook uniformly. We eat them cold as a side.

This recipe never said if you put them in quarts or pints, but I always can mine in pints.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #sweet, #canned, #beets, #harvard


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37 Comments

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Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen
Jul 25, 2015
Christina, must not have ever gotten notice of your question: I have since this recipe, canned in quarts also. You know, I always can so many of these at a time & grow my own beets, that I never remember from time to time how any it makes or how many beets you need. I just wade right in & get them all done. When I make the solution, I can tell on the first batch how far it's going to go & just accordingly on the rest of the beets.

Kookas, so glad you like these. I love this recipe also.
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Kookas Kitchen Kookas_Kitchen
Jul 23, 2015
I have been searching everywhere for a beet canning recipe! Thank you so very much for posting this. I made a batch today. Used 10 sized beetroots (sized between the middle of a golf ball and tennis ball) and sliced mine instead of whole. We are a family of 7 and this one certainly is family tested and approved and is my go-to-beet recipe from now on. Thank you.
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Christina Noelle clnoelle
Oct 2, 2014
How many beets are used for this recipe? How many pints can I plan on making with a single batch?
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Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen
Jul 26, 2014
Forgot okra. I'm pickling it also.