Simple, Easy Pickled Beets

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

During the winter when fresh beets are not available, this is what I make. You can use beets out of the garden, just cook them, peel and slice them and reserve some of the juice that you cook them in. I love the way these taste. And they will keep in an airtight container in the 'fridge for quite a while.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain beets, saving the juice. Add water if necessary to make 1-1/2 cups of juice. Set aside.
  2. Slice onion and combine with the beets in a glass or non-reactive bowl.
  3. In a sauce pan, heat the beet juice and the vinegar until steaming (not boiling) then add the sugar.
  4. Stir to dissolve the sugar and heat just to a boil.
  5. Pour the hot juice over the beets and onions, stir and let cool.
  6. When cool, cover and refrigerate. They taste best when they have sat for 24 hours.


Most Helpful

These beets were "Super Delicious"! I liked trying your recipe because I DIDN'T have to use white vinegar and boil it and I didn't have to add a bunch of spices that I would never put in Pickled Beets. I used my garden beets, but, I'm sure it will be good with can beets. I think using the Cider Vinegar made all the difference. I'll be using this recipe often. Thank you.

gypsygal November 23, 2015

Made this dish with fresh beets from our garden. We enjoyed these quick and easy beets. Tasty!. Thanks Big Cheese. Bullwinkle.

bullwinkle August 05, 2006

These were delicious. They tasted just like my grandmother used to make. I knew the ingredients that she used, but I never could get the amounts correct..this was perfect. I was out of ACV so used plain white vinegar and small whole beets. good! Thanks for a great recipe!

Sandy in Oklahoma May 22, 2006

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