July 09, 2011
Lisa's Pickled Beets
1 plastic grocery bag full of beets, with most of their top greens sliced off
1 cup water
4 cups cider vinegar
3 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons whole allspice
1 scant tablespoon whole cloves
2 3-inch cinnamon sticks, broken
2 tablespoons whole mustard seeds
1. Clean and trim the beets as necessary. Cook beets until done in enough boiling water to cover. Split skins, and peel.
2. Bring remaining ingredients to a boil.
3. Slice beets and fill clean quart jars, leaving 3/4 inch headroom. Pour pickling solution over beets to cover. Process 30 minutes in a boiling water bath.
Lisa thought this recipe made about 6 quart jars. I'll let you know in a couple of weeks. That's when the beets should be ready.