Quick Pickled Beets

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READY IN: 4hrs 16mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Layer the beets and onion in a bowl or refrigerator container and set aside.
  • In a 2-cup measure, mix the reserved beet juice (adding water to make 1/2 cup, if necessary), vinegar, sugar and salt.
  • Microwave on High 2 minutes or until the mixture is hot and the sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour the hot mixture over the beets and onion.
  • Cool, then refrigerate, covered, for at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Keeps well in the refrigerator for at least a week.
  • To prepare the beets: Wash 4 medium beets, unpeeled and with at least 1" of stem left on.
  • Place in a bowl with 1/4 cup water.
  • Cover and microwave at High for 10 to 12 minutes or until fork tender, rearranging twice during cooking.
  • Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Drain, reserving the cooking liquid.
  • Refresh the beets with cold water, then peel and slice.
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