CANNED HARVARD BEETS (SWEET)

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Peggi Anne Tebben Recipe
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Allendale, MO (pop. 53)
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Member Since Jan 2010
Peggi Anne's notes for this recipe:
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.
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Directions

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.
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user Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen - Jun 14, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Eddie Jordan EDWARDCARL - Jun 14, 2011
Hello Peggi, One of my favorite vegetables is Beets, I hope they have beets at our farmers market. I love pickled beets. LOL
user Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen - Jun 14, 2011
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user Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen - Jun 14, 2011
Thank you Eddie. I love them also.

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