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Pickled Beets

A great way to preserve your homegrown beets! I love growing them in the garden and then enjoying them in the winter.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pickled beets
Servings: 6
Author: Bill


  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 c. water
  • 2 c. vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • In a saucepan, cook beets in water until tender. Drain.
  • Pour cold water over beets and skin them by rubbing them between your hands.
  • Cut off the ends.
  • Slice beets.
  • Dissolve sugar and salt into the water and vinegar.
  • Pour syrup onto beets.


Place your pickled beets into the refrigerator, stirring once in a while, at least a week before eating them. Give the beets a chance to “pickle” and develop flavor before eating. 
These Refrigerator Pickled Beets will last a long time in the refrigerator, around 2 to 3 months.