Pickled Beets (no canning)

Posted by on August 7, 2015 in Recipes, Salads | 40 comments

Pickled Beets (no canning)

Are you a fan of pickled beets? I really enjoy them on a tossed salad or used as a side dish for dinner. Since I don’t grow beets and I’m not a person that does canning, I rely on donations of pickled beets from friends. UNTIL NOW! 

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A friend of mine gave me this old family recipe for Pickled Beets where you use canned beets from the grocery store, make them into pickled beets and store them in the refrigerator! The recipe makes quite a bit and since I’m the only one in my immediate family that likes them, I make 1/3 of the recipe at a time! It takes only 10 minutes and they’re done! I used shoestring beets, but you can used whole or sliced, too. 

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Pickled Beets (no canning)
Recipe Type: Pickles – side dish
Author: Sherrill Port
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Cook time:
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Serves: 6 jars
Wonderful Pickled Beets in 10 minutes with no canning necessary!
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 1/2 cups beet juice (drain from can)
  • 6 cans beets (whole, sliced or shoestring)
  1. Combine all ingredients except for beets.
  2. Bring to boil and boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove cinnamon stick and cloves.
  4. Add drained beets.
  5. Pour into jars or a glass container and cover
  6. Keeps in refrigerator for a long time!
  7. If you use fresh beets – peel and cook until tender.
  8. Use beet juice in above recipe.
  9. Follow remainder of recipe.
  10. If canning, wash and scald jars and lids. Place beets in hot jars and cover with liquid. Process.

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These are delicious and now I can have them anytime!

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Now, isn’t that the easiest recipe for Pickled Beets? It’s the best! I’m so thankful to my friend, Sherrill, for sharing this delicious recipe. By the way, the beets are ready to serve when cooled. No waiting, either! 



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  1. I love pickled beets!! Thanks for sharing on the “What’s for Dinner” link party!

  2. My brother is the big pickled beet fan. Maybe if my crop of beets don’t come up in time I can just grab a can and make these for his birthday. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.

    • This is easier than growing beets! Try it!

  3. My hubby likes pickled beets, I like roasted, but he’s always asking me to make them for him, and I love that your recipe uses canned beets already, makes it super easy and quick! I just store them in the fridge in a mason jar, and he can eat them whenever he wants! Thank you for sharing at OMHGWW! Looking forward to seeing you again this week!

    • Glad to help! Call anytime for more marriage counseling!

  4. What a great idea! Looks great! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!

    • Thanks for pinning!

  5. We love Pickled Beets and this is a great recipe. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. I need to make this! I love these and I am excited to try my own. Thanks!

    • You’ll be hooked on this easy method!

  7. I don’t think I’ve ever had pickled beets before! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!

    • Try them, I think you’ll like them.

  8. I love pickled beets and I hate canning so this recipe is right up my alley! Pinned

    • Wonderful! I know you’ll enjoy it!

  9. I”ve never pickled anything before but I love beets. Maybe I will have to try this! I shared this on my pintrest page!

    • Thanks for sharing. You’ll love this. I don’t can, but this is simple!

  10. I love pickled beets too! We grow our own and can them, but if we get in a pinch, run out, whatever, now I know how to make them from canned. thanks.

  11. This looks amazing!!! Thank you for linking up at the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays! I have pinned all your posts to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board!! I hope to see you again next week! xo

    • Thanks! It tastes amazing, too!

  12. Many years ago, to many Birthdays, I used to always can pickled beets, even the kids enjoyed them, today however, I buy them at the store and my husband eats them with ever salad.
    Thank you for sharing on OMHGWW this week!!

    Have a great week!

    • Now, you can make them so easily with this recipe!

  13. I love pickled beets and can’t wait to try these. Never heard of doing it this way and so much easier. Thank you for sharing.

    • Yes, this is so much easier!

  14. I’ve honestly never had these…maybe I should try!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  15. What a great recipe. Thanks for the shortcut. Thank you for linking up on the #HomeMattersParty this week and I hope you will come back and share again.

    • It works beautifully and is so good! You’ll never go to the other way again!

  16. Nice shortcut recipe! We always grow our own beets and they’re always AMAZING pickled!

    • Yes, this is very easy!

  17. Oh my gosh – they were out of pickled beets at the grocery store this week and I was so disappointed. This recipe is perfect and I am pinning it – I’ll be making some for sure this week. Thank so much for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

    • Yes, it is easy and delicious!

  18. Phyllis, I love pickled beets. I put them in my salads or eat them on the side. They add a lovely color to a plate. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday. Come back to the party and leave us a comment on where you are from. This a great way to get to know other party-goers. It is turning out that we are very international.

    • Thanks and ,yes, I’ll be back!

  19. My mom and I were just talking about doing this today! Much easier than doing the beets yourself!

  20. That is a nice easy recipe, I love pickled Beets, we always put them in our hamburgers.
    Thanks for bringing this recipe to Fridays Blog Booster Party #18

    • That’s new for me. I’ll have to try that! Thanks for stopping by!

  21. Thanks for featuring this on Onemoretimeevents !

  22. Wonderful memory! Thanks for featuring this on tumbleweedcontessa !


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