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For these easy pickled beets, you only need to let them marinate in the pickling mixture for about 30 minutes to get great flavor. Marinating them longer just enhances the taste. Try them in place of cucumber pickles as a condiment or as a vegetable side dish for roasted chicken or beef.




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine onion, vinegar, sugar, cinnamon stick, peppercorns and cloves in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the onion is tender-crisp, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in beets. Transfer to a large bowl and let marinate, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.



Large saucepan


How to prep beets: Trim greens (if any) and root end; peel the skin with a vegetable peeler. Cut beets into 1/2- to 1-inch-thick cubes, wedges or slices.

To steam on the stovetop: Place in a steamer basket over 1 inch of boiling water in a large pot. Cover and steam over high heat until tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

To steam in the microwave: Place in a glass baking dish, add 2 tablespoons water, cover tightly and microwave on High until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

No time to prep? Look for packaged peeled baby beets in the produce section of many supermarkets.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

about 1/2 cup
44 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 10g; dietary fiber 1.9g; sugars 7.7g; fat 0.2g; vitamin a iu 30IU; vitamin c 3.9mg; folate 70.2mcg; calcium 16.3mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 20.7mg; potassium 276.3mg; sodium 65.9mg; added sugar 1g.

1 vegetable