Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pickled Beets

Some of my fondest memories of summer are spending time with my Grandparents on their farm. My Grandmother canned and preserved the fruits and vegetables that they grew on the farm. One of my Grandmothers favorite was her Pickled Beets, she loved her beets and would have them on her plate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Although I don't eat them as much as my Grandmother, I do love my beets and there is nothing like fresh canned Pickled Beets. I rarely open a home canned jar of Pickled Beets that I don't remember my Grandmother in her kitchen making the wonderful food and memories of summer.

Pickled Beets


Pickled Beets
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Makes 6 to 8 pints
Ingredients
1/2 peck small to medium beets
2 cups water
1 cup vinegar
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 Tablespoon pickling spices
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
Directions
Wash and clean the beets.
In a large stew pot cook the whole beets until tender. Drain the beets and place in ice cold water and let cool.Peel the beets.
You can pickle the beets whole or cut them in half or quarters.
In a large stew pot bring water, vinegar, sugar and spices to boil. Add beets and cook for 10 minutes.
Pack beets into sterilized pint jars and seal.
Process in hot water bath for 8 to 10 minutes. 


Beets From The Garden
I Like To Clean and Wash All The Garden Vegetables In The Outdoor Kitchen


Cooked and Peeled Ready For The Pickling Jar

Canned Pickled Beets Cooling On The Shelf


This Jar Is Just For You!


Enjoy!

Hope you are able to enjoy some of your favorite summer fruits and vegetables, making memories with friends and family or recalling memories of loved ones and fun times. Have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy

7 comments:

  1. I love pickled beets…these look delicious!

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  2. I love beets, and I'm really curious regarding these.
    I need to try your recipe! :)
    Once I'm on my feet again (I have several fractures in my ankle, after surgery and still in a wheelchair....) - I'm planning to make it
    Pinning

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  3. I think it is lovely you are still making your Grandma's recipe, Miz Helen. What a lovely way to remember her! I'm a huge fan of pickled beets and I do love the sound of this recipe with all the wonderful spices. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and will tweet too :-)

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  4. Delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  5. My mom used to make pickled beets -- love them! I noted your outdoor kitchen and went looking for a link to take a tour. I am so envious -- although it would never work in this Ohio climate! What a great idea to repurpose kitchen equipment. It would be so nice to be able to do the messy, hot work of canning outside! Not to mention washing all those great garden veggies.

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  6. My husband would love these! Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls

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  7. My son will only eat picked beets. I never made my own, I think I will give it a try. Pinned.

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