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pickled beets ( sweet )

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Karla Everett
Greenacres, WA

This is my Mom's recipe and I've been canning these beets for years and they are so easy to make and delicious.

(1 rating)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For pickled beets ( sweet )

  • 2 c
  • 2 c
  • 2 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    mustard seeds

How To Make pickled beets ( sweet )

  • 1
    Select small young beets ; wash , leave 3" of top on and the roots.
  • 2
    NOTE : The amount of beets is depending on how many jars I want to make up and what size the beets are , then if I need more syrup to fill my jars I just make more syrup , the amount of beets is based on how many you want to can up.
  • 3
    Bring the water , sugar and the vinegar to a boil in a large sauce pan.
  • 4
    Add the mustard seeds to each jar.
  • 5
    Cook beets in another large pan with boiling water until skins slip away easily , about 15 minutes ; Put into a cold water and remove skins , tops and roots easily with your hands.
  • 6
    Pack beets into jars ; about 1/2" from the top of the jar (cutting them in half or quarter if need be) ; add the boiling syrup to 1/2" of jar also ; clean the rim with a wet dish towel and cap and screw ring on tightly.
  • 7
    Place in a boiling hot water bath for 30 minutes.
  • 8
    Place on a dry dish towel on your counter and let them cool.