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Old Fashioned Pickled beets in canning jars.

How To Make Pickled Beets

A step by step tutorial to make your own old fashioned pickled beets at home.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 pints
Calories 494kcal


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


  • After beets have cooked, peel, cut into chunks, and set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients excepts beets in a large sauce pan. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer 15 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks.
  • 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.


This recipe makes around 6 pints. I like to use wide mouth jars.


Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 955mg | Potassium: 1548mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 99g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 4mg