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We can't find our recipe for pickled beets. Haven't done this for a couple of years.  Wife and I both certain we didn't cook the beets.....we just packed them in hot jars, poured the brine over, then boiled the sealed jars for 15-20 minutes.  I can't find a recipe that says you don't have to cook beets.  Does any one have such a recipe?  Our brine contained cinnamon sticks and cloves.  I imagine we could just add these ingredients to any regular vinegar/sugar/water brine though.  Mostly just wondering about using raw beats vs uncooked beets.  Thanks...Jim

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Never heard of one where ya DON'T cook the beets....but who knows? Here's one I used years ago...

EASY PICKLED BEETS (1 Quart)

  • 2 bunches small beets – ends trimmed and scrubbed
  • 4 small onions – sliced and separate rings
  • ½ cup liquid from boiled beets
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup honey – go local!
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon or cinnamon stick
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves

Bring beets and enough water to cover to a boil over high heat.  Reduce to medium and continue to boil for 45 minutes.  With 5 minutes remaining on beets add onion slices.  Drain beets and onions, reserving ½ cup of the liquid, set aside.

While the beets and onions cool add beet liquid, vinegar, honey, salt, cinnamon, and cloves to medium sauce pan and bring to a boil.

Peel beets (this should be easy once they are cooled), and slice.  Add sliced beets and onions to a Mason jar, or air tight container of your choosing.  Cover beets with boiled liquid, cover, and refrigerate at least 24 hours before eating.  I prefer them after about 72 hours.  

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My wife loooves Beets.

Here's my recipe

Lot of beets, as many as you can fit in to a large boiling pan.

.add 1 cup draino

.add 1 cup muriatic acid

.heat with a blow torch

throw off hwy over pass so they get tender under semi truck tries for one hour.

Then go get some food and have a Beer!

Enjoy! :P

Hate um! :(

 

 

 

Edited by leech~~

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Rebel....that's a good recipe.  Thanks.  I think I'll pass on yours Leech!  I could have sworn we did one without cooking the beets!

 

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1 hour ago, Mike89 said:

they are good eats!!!!

maybe if ya drown them in katchup!!!!!!!!!!!!!:grin: personally i wouldnt waste garden space on them!

i did them a couple times, i'm with leech on this. reb's reciepe is similar but dont think we had honey in it. it was my MIL's reciepe!!!!!!!

Edited by smurfy

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9 minutes ago, RebelSS said:

That from a guy who doesn't like BACON....

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dont you gotta go water your maters??????????:angry::P:grin:

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Did that at 6:00 am!! Just peeled, seeded, chopped two baskets of 'em!,  then into the freezer, thank you very much!   besides, I have two big jars of pickled beets in da frigalator. :P

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You can also cook them on the grill at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or so until they are tender. I cook them in  disposable aluminum pans and use tin foil for a cover offset from the fire. Pretty much baking them, I don't like to heat up my house so I do it all outdoors.  Mmmm pickled beets!

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2 hours ago, Grainbelt said:

You can also cook them on the grill at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or so until they are tender. I cook them in  disposable aluminum pans and use tin foil for a cover offset from the fire. Pretty much baking them, I don't like to heat up my house so I do it all outdoors.  Mmmm pickled beets!

I like that idea, only on the smoker grill I'm thinking.......

 

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I've never tried it but maybe a guy could peel the beets, cold smoke for a couple hours in a disposable aluminum pan. Then crank up the heat and cover with foil to cook tender. Maybe they would bleed out  without skins? Any juices could go right into the mix. I have plenty of beets to experiment with, I'm going to have to try it now. Smomed pickled beets mmmm!

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On 9/22/2017 at 11:24 AM, RebelSS said:

That from a guy who doesn't like BACON....

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He's that Guy?  The one guy in the world that doesn't like BACON?  :crazy::crazy:   May be he's Moslam and can't eat it?  :(

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I couldn't find a recipe anywhere online for pickling raw  beets (unless just refrigerator beets) so I must have been mistaken and will just cook them first!  Love them pickled but not so much just cooked!  Thanks for ALL the comments! :)

 

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