A step by step guide to pickling beets. Everyone loves pickled beets. Makes great food gifts for the holidays.

How To Make Pickled Beets

A step by step tutorial to make your own pickled beets at home.

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Author Lea Ann and Greg


  • 3 quarts beets about 24 small,
  • 2 cups organic sugar
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Pickling spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 Cups vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Cups water from the boiled beets


  1. After beets have cooked, peel, cut into chunks, and set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients excepts beets in a large sauce pan. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer 15 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks.
  3. Pack beets into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space.Ladle hot liquid over beets leaving 1/4 inch head space. Remove air bubbles. Adjust two-piece caps. Process jars 30 minutes in boiling water canner.