Gorgeous Pickled Beets
Well, I had to do something with all those fellas, so decided to try my hand at pickling them for gifts.
After tasting them I was so sold! Beyond better than the store bought.
My husband says the name should be "Selfish Pickled Beets" because he doesn't want to give any of them away!
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- 4 c
- apple cider vinegar (5% acidity)
- 1 1/2 tsp
- canning or pickling salt
- 2 c
- 2 c
- 2 1/2 gal
- fresh beets (i filled one of those 5 gallons buckets half way)
- 2 stick
- whole cloves
- all spice nuts
PUT IN CHEESE CLOTH BAG:
5Add beets to the pot and simmer for 5 minutes. It should be pretty full but make sure you don't add too much that you run out of liquid when filling your jars.
If making a lot and you have more beets, just make more brine. Be sure the solution and beets are very hot when adding to your jars.
I like leaving the spice bag in there all the way to the end then remove when it gets in the way.
7Have your canner filled with hot boiling water and using the jar tongs, put the jars on the rack in the canner. Make sure the tops of the jars are covered by at least 1 inch of water.
HINT: add a little vinegar to water, it helps prevent the excess white coating of your jars.
Water bath for 35 minutes