Simple, Easy Pickled Beets

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by The Big Cheese

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.

Top Review by gypsygal

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.

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.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a