Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

use the leftover sweet and sour red beet juice syrup to make "red beet eggs": poor 2 1/2 c cooled syrup over 6 peeled hardboiled eggs and let them soak overnight in the refridgerator. yum yum!


  1. scrub beets and remove tops.
  2. Cook beets until tender.
  3. Drain and reserve beet juice.
  4. Remove skins and cut beets into chunks.
  5. Combine vinegar, juice, sugar,& spices.
  6. Bring to a boil. Remove spices. Add beet chunks and boil again. Pour into hot sterilized jars and seal.
Most Helpful

Very clean tasting excellent recipe for pickled beets. I scaled the recipe to make for only 4 beets and 3 boiled eggs. Because of the smaller amount, did not follow the procedure for canning and instead are kept in the refrigerator. I think the addition of cloves and cinnamon sticks is important in bringing out the taste here. Also added half sliced yellow onion. Brings back memories of my childhood days living in Amish area. Thanks for posting this recipe khah.

Rinshinomori August 02, 2009

This is a fantastic recipe. One of the best for making pcikled red beets and the one I always use for home canning my own pickled red beets. Years ago, I found this exact recipe in The Best of Amish Cooking cookbook and I have not found a better tasting version since. I do add one Tbs. of Allspice to the mix.

susiemckenzie04 September 05, 2007