Canning Pickled Beets

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I love pickled beets and this recipe is really good and easy to make.


10 to 15 med sized beets

2 cups sugar

2 cups water

2 cups white vinegar

1 tea. allspice

1Tbl. cinnamon

1 tea. cloves

Start by washing the beets. Then put in a large pot cover with water and cook until fork tender. Depending on the size it can take 30 minutes to a couple hours.

Take out and put into a bowl. Then peel, the peels should just slid off. Some of the larger ones you will have to peel.

Then slice into  about 1/4 inch slices or you can cube them.

Pack into your jars.

I wait until I see how many jars I have then I can figure if I need to make more juice for them.

In a med pan combine your sugar, water, vinegar, cloves, allspice, cinnamon. and cloves. Bring to a boil and boil for about 10 minutes. Make sure the sugar is all dissolved.

Pour liquid in the jars over the beets leave a 1/2 inch head space.


Run a nonmetallic utensil down inside the jars to remove the air bubbles. Wipe jar tops and threads clean. Put hot lids and rings on jars  process in a waterbath canner for 30 minutes.

I like to let mine sit for a month or so. I don’t know if is necessary to but I always do.

3 Replies to “Canning Pickled Beets”

  1. NRP

    I also have a HUGE liking for Pickled Beets, I probably can 4-5 cases of them (for myself) each year, more if I have the Beets
    Looks like you have the same recipe as I do, so cant add anything there.
    I like to let mine set for a couple of months though, seems the spices do better.
    Opened some from 2 years age last weekend… OMG!!!! are they good, and good for ya. Well except for all the sugar anyways HAHAHA

  2. Post author

    Do think the longer they sit the better.:) I am hoping the one I am growing do good I want to try and dry some for beet powder.

    1. NRP

      Rancher’s Wife
      Yes, I have some that are 2 and some at 3 years old, they are GREAT.
      Biggest thing is don NOT over process them, to much Heat will make them soft.
      I tried to Pressure Can them one year to rush the process, BIG mistake.
      I also like to use Cinnamon Sticks not ground Cinnamon. I use about a 1″ piece in each Jar.
      Actually I divide the Spices between each Jar and do not pre cook it in the Solution. Makes the division of spices more even when filling