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    Bick's Pickled Beets

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    1 hr 15 mins

    30 mins

    45 mins

    Mr. Sauce's Note:

    A pantry standard in most homes and everyone has their own homemade version. However, ask anyone and they will tell you the best ones are made by Bick's, and I agree. So here's the Bick's recipe.

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    Serves: 6-8



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Under cold running water, thoroughly wash beets. Cut stems leaving 1" of stem and all of the root attached. Place beets into a large pot and fill with COLD water enough to cover beets by 1". Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook covered until beets are fork tender. (20-30 minutes).
    2. 2
      Drain beets saving liquid in a separate container and immediately plunge hot beets into an ice water bath to stop cooking process. When cool enough to handle, remove skin, stems and roots.
    3. 3
      Slice onion into 1/4" thick, separated rings.
    4. 4
      Make a cheesecloth spice bag containing cloves and cinnamon stick. In a medium pot combine 1 1/2 Cups of reserved beet cooking liquid, vinegar, sugar, salt and add the spice bag. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer covered for 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Pack hot, sterilized, 1 Litre pickling jars with alternating layers of onion rings and whole beets. Start with onion rings on bottom and end with onion rings on top.
    6. 6
      Ladle hot spice liquid through a strainer into beet filled jars leaving 1/4" air space at top. Seal jars and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
    7. 7
      After processing, remove jars, let cool and store in cupboard. Ready in 2 weeks.
    8. 8
      Keeps for 12 months, refrigerate after opening.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 30, 2013


      these are our Go To recipe for beets now. We doubled our allotment in the garden so we could pickle more this year , because everyone wants some once they taste them !!

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    Nutritional Facts for Bick's Pickled Beets

    Serving Size: 1 (368 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 264.5
    Calories from Fat 4
    Total Fat 0.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1316.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 57.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.0 g
    Sugars 48.4 g
    Protein 3.4 g

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