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Mom’s Pickled Beets

Zesty and fresh-tasting, these bright, beautiful beet slices add spark to any meal. My mouth still begins to water when I think of how wonderful they tasted when Mother prepared them. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cans (13-1/4 ounces each) sliced beets, undrained
  • Sliced green onions, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the first 6 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; add beets. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Cover and chill 6 hours or overnight. Garnish with green onions if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 110 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 626mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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