It beets me!

Irisa Raina 9


I developed this recipe a few years ago for my husband. He loves red onions, beets and jalapeno peppers. So I thought I’d combine them and see what he thought. This is now one of his most requested “ side dish’s “.
What I do with any leftover brine is I put it in a small jar and add some oil to it and then you have a great salad dressing!
If you can’t find the pomegranate vinegar, use red wine vinegar.
This is one of those dishes’ that will be better the second day “ if you have any leftover”.
Another thing to do with this is to add this to a salad. Just chop the beets into matchsticks!

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2 – 15 ounce cans sliced beets “ not pickled “
1 red onion sliced
2 smallish jalapeno pepper “ 1 seeded and chopped & 1 not seeded just chopped”
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 cup pomegranate vinegar
¼ cup turbinado sugar

How to Make It beets me!


  • 1In a medium sauce pot, cook the vinegar on low till it has reduced to ½ cup. Open the windows or turn on the stove vent....or you’ll be smellin’ like vinegar LOL.
  • 2Drain the beets and set the liquid aside from the cans. Refrigerate the beets.
  • 3At this point add the beet juice, salt, pepper and sugar to the vinegar.
  • 4Bring this to a boil and then turn down to a simmer and continue cooking for 20 minutes.
  • 5Turn off the brine and let it cool in the pot, till it is barely warm.
  • 6While the brine is cooling, slice the onions thin.
  • 7Place the onions & 1 of the peppers in a jar that is big enough to move around and pour the cooled brine over them. I use a funnel because the red from the beets will stain anything it touches.
  • 8A Mason jar works well for this, but if you have a bowl with a tight fitting lid that will work too.
  • 9Put them into the refrigerator for 24 hours. Turning over occasionally.
  • 10After 24 hours drain the onions, but don’t get rid of the brine.
  • 11Place the beets in a bowl, add the brined onions & peppers.
  • 12Toss with a wee bit of the brine, and refrigerate for about 3 hours.
  • 13When you are ready to serve, sprinkle another ½ teaspoon sea salt and “ top with the chopped jalapeno peppers “optional” and serve cold.

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About It beets me!

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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