Are certainly not everyone’s first choice when it comes to vegetables, however they do carry quite a bit of health benefits.
So you may want to consider giving them a try. We LOVE to Juice and Pickle them.
6 medium to large fresh beets, scrubbed and tops cut off.
Put beets in a large saucepan or stockpot and add enough cold water to cover them with 3 inches over the top. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to maintain a slow boil. Cook until beets are tender when pierced with a fork, about 40 minutes. Pour water off and let beets cool.
Peel skins off once the beets are cool enough to handle. Slice and place into a jar.
2 cups Sugar, 2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 cups Water, 1 1/2 tsp salt and 2 cinnamon sticks
Place the sugar, cider vinegar, water, salt, and cinnamon sticks in a smaller saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
Pour this pickling liquid over your beets in your glass jar, cover with a lid and refrigerate. Let the beets sit at least a week before tasting.
It wasn’t until after I took the photo that I realized there was a ♥ shape left on the plate from the pickled beet juice. We all thought it was quite Perfectly Sweet, being that we Love pickled beets.
Hope you Enjoy!!