Pickled Beets

Ingredients:

  • 6 roasted beets, thinly sliced*
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons pickling spices
  • Pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon black peppercorns

Directions:

  1. I sterilized my jars and lids. I used a large stock pot and filled it with water. I boiled the jars while the beets were roasting. I let the jars cool in the water while I prepared the beets and pickling liquid.
  2. Remove the skin from the beets. The easiest way to do this is by using an old, but clean, nubby towel. Rub the beets in the towel. You will ruin the towel (though bleach might bring it back).
  3. In a small pot boil the rest of the ingredients (Boiling vinegar fumes can be nasty for those with respiratory problems, use your range hood).
  4. Arrange beets in the sterilized 1-quart jars alternating layers with the onion.
  5. After the liquid has boiled a few minutes, strain.
  6. Pour over the beets.
  7. Tightly lid the jars and place in the refrigerator for 3 to 7 days before serving.

*Roasted Beets:
6 medium beets, cleaned but not peeled
A small onion
A garlic clove, chopped
Sprinkling of Italian seasoning
2-3 teaspoons olive oil

Preheat oven to 400. In a large bowl toss all of the ingredients. Place into a foil pouch and roast in the oven for 45 minutes.

Adapted from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/pickled-beets-recipe.html

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