Southwestern Bean Salad THM-E

Tender kernels of of fresh sweet corn mixed with beans and  a tangy lime dressing  give this salad a delightful bite. Pair this with a grilled chicken breast for a THM-E  (carb) meal. You can add additional jalapenos if you want more heat. This post does contain affiliate links with the products I love to use. I receive a small commission but your price does not change.

Southwestern Bean Salad THM-E

  • 2 cups black beans, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup corn, cooked
  • 1 cup pinto beans, cooked and drained
  • 3/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced green peppers
  • 1/2 cup red or white onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped

Combine all ingredients together and chill overnight to combine flavors.  6 Servings.

*A peeled and diced avocado can be added to the salad for a combined fuel source

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Southwestern Bean Salad THM-E

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 2 cups black beans, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup corn, cooked
  • 1 cup pinto beans, cooked and drained
  • 3/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced green peppers
  • 1/2 cup red or white diced onion
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients together. Chill overnight to combine flavors.  6 Servings.

    *A peeled and diced avocado can be added to the salad for a combined fuel source

 You will find many more salads and salad dressing recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

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Creamy Italian Dressing THM-FP

Salads are a staple at our house. While bought dressings are so convenient, many are laden with heavy fats and sugars. Here is a creamy Italian Dressing that is very tasty, and best of all, its a Fuel Pull. This post does contain affiliate links with the products I love to use. I receive a small commission but your price does not change.

Creamy Italian Dressing 

  • ½ cup fat-free Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free cottage cheese
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasonings
  • 1/2 of a garlic clove
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 2 teaspoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 3 tablespoons water

Combine all ingredients in blender cup and blend smooth. Chill for 4 hours before serving for flavors to combine. 1 cup dressing.

*Additional water may be needed to thin dressing. If you don’t like a strong garlic taste you can use less. The taste does get stronger the longer it is stored.

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Creamy Italian Dressing THM FP

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fat-free Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free cottage cheese
  • 3 tablspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasonings
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 2 teaspoons THM Gentle Sweet
  • 3 tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender cup and blend smooth. Chill for 4 hours before serving for flavors to combine. 1 cup dressing.  

    *Additional water may be needed to thin dressing. If you don't like a strong garlic taste you can use less garlic. The taste does get stronger the longer it is stored.

You will find many more salads and salad dressing recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

Mint Chocolate Chip Okra Shake THM-FP

I have been trying to incorporate more okra in my diet this summer. Cool refreshing shakes are a tasty way to do it and help to hide the okra taste. My favorite is this Mint Chocolate Chip Shake. Additional mint flavoring can be added if needed to your taste. This post does contain affiliate links with the products I love to use. I receive a small commission but your price does not change.

Mint Chocolate Chip Okra Shake

In a blender cup, combine okra, ice cubes, almond milk, Stevia, flavoring and salt. Blend until smooth. Add chocolate chips. Blend until coarsely chopped. Serves 1.

*Chocolate chips adds 3 grams of fat which will still be a THM-FP.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Okra Smoothie THM-Fp

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup frozen cut okra OR 6 whole frozen okra pods
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tiny spoon THM Stevia
  • 4 drops Loran Mint Flavoring
  • 2 tablepoons THM Whey Protein Powder or THM Collegan
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar-free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a blender cup, combine okra, ice cubes, almond milk, Stevia, flavoring and salt. Blend until smooth. Add chocolate chips. Blend until coarsely chopped. Serves 1.

    *Chocolate chips adds 3 grams of fat which will still be a THM-FP.

You will find many more canning/preserving recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

 

 

 

Zucchini Chow Chow THM-FP

Along with warm summer days comes an over-abundance of zucchini! This recipe transforms that over-abundance  into a sweet and sour chow chow. Chow Chow is a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of taking the last of the garden harvest and pickling it for a delicious condiment/salad to flavor meals all winter long. This post does contain affiliate links with the products I love to use. I receive a small commission but your price does not change.

Zucchini Chow Chow

  • 4 quarts diced zucchini
  • 6 cups pearl onions
  • 4 large red peppers, cut in chunks
  • 2 cups baby carrots, cut in thirds
  • 4 cups celery, diced
  • ¼ cup salt

Brine;

Place diced zucchini is a dish pan, sprinkle with salt and cover with cold water for 3 hours. Drain well. Combine brine ingredients in a large kettle and bring to a boil. Add carrots. Cook 3 minutes. Add zucchini, onions, celery and peppers. Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes. Ladle into jars. Add rings and lids. Place jars into a canner of hot water. The water should be 1 inch above jars. Bring to a  boil, reduce heat and boil for 5 minutes. Remove jars and allow to cool. 14 pints

*I try to only eat 1 or 2 carrot pieces per serving to keep it as a FP.

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Zucchini Chow Chow

Course Salad
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 4 quarts diced zucchini
  • 6 cups pearl onions,
  • 4 large red peppers, cut in chunks
  • 2 cups baby carrots, cut in thirds
  • 4 cups diced celery
  • 1/4 cup salt

Brine:

  • 1 1/2 cups THm Gentle Sweet
  • 4 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ` celery seed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Instructions

  1. Place diced zucchini is a dish pan, sprinkle with salt and cover with cold water for 3 hours. Drain well. Combine brine ingredients in a large kettle and bring to a boil. Add carrots. Cook 3 minutes. Add zucchini, onions, celery and peppers. Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes. Ladle into jars. Add rings and lids. Place jars into a canner of hot water. The water should be 1 inch above jars. Bring to a  boil, reduce heat and boil for 5 minutes. Remove jars and allow to cool. 14 pints

You will find many more canning/preserving recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

 

 

Sourdough Crackers THM-XO

Have you ever wondered what to do with your excess sourdough starter? You can use unfed or discard starter to make these Sourdough crackers. Any kind of seasonings can be used to sprinkle on these. I often use garlic, parsley, and salt to sprinkle on before baking. This post does contain affiliate links with the products I love to use. I receive a small commission but your price does not change.

Sourdough Crackers

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup sourdough starter, unfed can be used
  • 3 tablespoons bacon grease, divided
  • 1 tablespoons almond milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • additional spices to sprinkle on crackers before baking

Reserve 1 tablespoon bacon fat. In mixer bowl, combine remaining ingredients. You should have a smooth, soft dough. Place dough in a Ziploc bag. Ferment for 7 hours or dough can be placed in the refrigerator for several days.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll dough very thin, less that 1/8 inch. Brush with reserved bacon grease. Sprinkle with additional salt and spices. Cut in squares using a ruler and pizza cutter. Prick with a fork.  Bake for 12-14 minutes. 6 crackers will still be a THM E. More than 6 will be a Crossover.

*I watch the crackers carefully when they are baking and remove the ones along the edges as they brown. Return the baking pan to the oven until the remaining ones are finished.

**I like to use a pasta machine to roll the dough out.

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Sourdough Crackers THM-XO

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup sourdough starter, unfed can be used
  • 3 tablespoons bacon grease or butter
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • additional spices to sprinkle on crackers before baking

Instructions

  1. Reserve 1 tablespoon bacon fat. In mixer bowl, combine remaining ingredients. You should have a smooth, soft dough. Place dough in a Ziploc bag. Ferment for 7 hours or dough can be placed in the refrigerator for a few days. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll dough very thin, less that 1/8 inch. Brush with reserved bacon grease. Sprinkle with additional salt and spices. Cut in squares using a ruler and pizza cutter. Prick with a fork. Bake for 12-14 minutes. 

    6 crackers will still be a THM E. More than 6 will be a Crossover.

  2. *I watch the crackers carefully when they are baking and remove the ones along the edges as they are browned. Return the pan to the oven until the remaining ones are finished.

    **I like to use a pasta machine to roll the dough out.

You will find many more canning/preserving recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

 

 

Candied Jalapenos (Cowboy Candy) THM-FP

Are you wondering what to do with the multitude of peppers your garden is producing? Here is a delicious spicy way to preserve jalapenos to eat all year long. These Candied Jalapenos give a sweet spicy bite to sandwiches, pizza, eggs, and much more and best of all they are sugar free! This post does contain affiliate links with the products I love to use. I receive a small commission but your price does not change.

Candied Jalapenos — Cowboy Candy

In a kettle, boil vinegar, Gentle Sweet, water, and spices together. Add Jalapenos and return to a boil. With a slotted spoon, ladle the jalapenos into the jars, packing in slightly. Add juice leaving a 1/2 inch head-space.  Adjust lids and rings.  Place jars in a hot water bath canner. Water level should be 2 inches above jars. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Remove jars from canner to  cooling rack. Cool completely. Store in a cool place. 10 1-cup jars.

*When slicing jalapenos, gloves should be worn to prevent hands from burning. If you desire less heat, swish the pepper slices in water not remove some of the seeds.

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Candied Jalapenos (Cowboy Candy) THM-FP

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 4 or 8 ounce canning jars
  • 10 cups sliced jalapenos
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teasoon celery salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

Instructions

  1.  In a kettle, boil vinegar, Gentle Sweet, water, and spices together. Add Jalapenos and return to a boil. With a slotted spoon, ladle the jalapenos into the jars, packing in slightly. Add juice leaving a 1/2 inch head space. Adjust lids and rings. Place jars in a hot water bath canner. Water level should be 2 inches above jars. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Remove jars from canner to  cooling rack. Cool completely. Store in a cool place. 10 1-cup jars.

  2. *When slicing jalapenos, gloves should be worn to prevent hands from burning. If you desire less heat, swish the pepper slices in water not remove some of the seeds.

You will find many more canning/preserving recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

Brown Sugar Sweetener Substitute THM-FP

Do you sometimes miss the brown sugar taste in our cooking/baking? Here is an easy homemade  mix that adds great flavor to your dishes.

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Brown Sweet Mix

Combine all ingredients in mixer bowl. Mix well. Store in an airtight container. 1/3 cup equals 1 cup Brown Sugar.

*If you do not want to use Xyiltol  you can use 12 cups erythritol . I use my Bosch mixer to mix the Brown Sweetener Mix. I allow it to mix for 3-4 minutes. 

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You will find many more DIY mixes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

 

 

Sweet Garlic Dill Pickles THM-FP

I grew up in a gardening family and have fond memories of helping my mother in our large garden. Pickles were a staple growing up and we loved dills the best. I enjoy preserving pickles but dislike mushy/soft ones. Since I have a second fridge, I cold-brine pickles and we love them. These pickles stay crunchy and will keep up to a year if they don’t get eaten before. 

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Sweet Garlic Dill Pickles THM-FP

  • 2 tablespoons dill seed, divided
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon THM Stevia
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric*
  • 2 cups vinegar**
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canning salt
  • whole small cucumber or cucumber spears

Wash cucumbers to remove spines. In each quart jar, place 2 teaspoons dill seed and 2 garlic cloves. Pack cucumbers/spears in jars. Heat Stevia, turmeric, vinegar, water, and salt until Stevia and salt are dissolved. Pour brine over cucumbers in jars. Add lids and rings.

Refrigerator Pickles: Allow jars of pickles to cool to room temperature. Store in refrigerator. I have kept jars of pickles up to a year in my spare fridge without spoiling. This is our favorite way for a very crunchy pickle.

To Can: Place in a water-bath canner, cover completely with water, and bring to a boil. Remove immediately.

*The turmeric adds color to the pickles. It can be omitted if desired.

**I use 1 cup white vinegar and 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar.

***If you are using whole cucumbers it may take more brine to fill a quart than if you are using spears. I fill each quart jar with dill seed and garlic,  add the brine, making more as needed until all jars are filled. The Stevia amount may be adjusted if your prefer sweeter pickles.  Sugar Alcohols soften pickles  so I do not recommend using erythitol, xylitol, or any sweetener blends.

Whole cucumbers packed into 2 quart jars.

Dill weed, garlic, and brine added to jars. These jars have plastic lids because they were placed into the refrigerator for refrigerator/coldbrined pickles which are our favorite.

                                   

There are a few of Mrs. Wages Pickle Mixes that do not have maltodextrin in. I do use those for cold-brined pickles, too.  Mrs. Wages Zesty Bread and Butter Pickle Mix I replace the 7 cups of sugar with 6 cups water and 2 teaspoons THM Stevia.  Mrs. Wages Spicy Pickle Mix I mix as directed on the package. I pour the brine over the pickles, add lids and store in my spare fridge. So delicious and crunchy.

***Pickles are the best made with pickling cucumbers. Here are a few of my favorite kinds. National Pickling, Wisconsin SMR-58 Pickling,  Boston Pickling 

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Sweet Garlic Dill Pickles THM-S

Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Calories 5 kcal
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dill seed, divided
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon THM Stevia
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 cups vinegar*
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • small whole 3-4 inch cucumbers or cucumber spears

Instructions

  1. Wash cucumbers to remove spines. In each quart jar, place 2 teaspoons dill seed and 2 garlic cloves. Pack cucumber spears in jars. Heat Stevia, vinegar, water, and salt until Stevia and salt are dissolved. Pour brine over cucumbers in jars. Add lids and rings.

  2. Refrigerator Pickles: Allow jars of pickles to cool to room temperature. Store in refrigerator. I have kept these for a year in the fridge without spoiling. This is our favorite way for a very crunchy pickle.

  3. To Can: Place in a water-bath canner and bring to a boil. Remove immediately.

  4. *I use 1 cup white vinegar and 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar.
  5. **If you are using whole cucumbers it may take more brine to fill a quart than if you are using spears. I fill each quart jar with dill seed and garlic, add the brine, making more as needed until all jars are filled. The Stevia amount may be adjust if you prefer sweeter pickles. 

You will find many more canning/preserving recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

 

Savory Tomato Pie THM-S

Warm summer days are not complete without Savory Tomato Pie made from freshly picked tomatoes. This has become a summer favorite and it is especially tasty with smoked cheddar cheese in the filling.

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Biscuit crust:

  • 3/4 cup THM Baking Blend
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of Mineral Salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream or full-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons  butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onions

Filling:

  • 2 tomatoes, peeled and sliced 1-inch-thick
  • 5 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Duke Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Whisk dry crust ingredients together. Blend eggs, butter and sour cream together. Stir into dry mixture. With a spoon spread over the bottom of a 10 inch baking dish. Layer onions over the top of the crust. Sprinkle with garlic powder and oregano. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 12 minutes. Squeeze the tomatoes to remove the seeds. Layer on top of baked crust. Sprinkle on basil. Mix mayonnaise and cheese together. Spread over tomatoes. Return to oven and baked until cheese is puffy and slightly browned. 10-12 minutes. Serves 8.

I used mozzarella and smoked cheddar cheese in the filling. I, also, use fresh basil leaves from my herb garden. 

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Savory Tomato Pie THM-S

Servings 8
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

Biscuit crust:

  • 3/4 cup THM Baking Blend
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch Mineral Salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream or full-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onions

Filling:

  • 2 tomatoes, peeled and sliced 1-inch-thick
  • 5 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Duke Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Mozzarella or Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

Whisk dry crust ingredients together. Blend eggs, butter and sour cream together. Stir into dry mixture. With a spoon spread over the bottom of a 10 inch baking dish. Layer onions over the top of the crust. Sprinkle with garlic powder and oregano. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 12 minutes. Squeeze the tomatoes to remove the seeds. Layer on top of baked crust. Sprinkle on basil. Mix mayonnaise and cheese together. Spread over tomatoes. Return to oven and baked until cheese is puffy and slightly browned. 10-12 minutes. Serves 8.

You will find many more vegetable dishes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

Pickled Red Beets THM FP

Pickled Beets have been a favorite in my Mennonite /Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage. My grandmother canned these and I’m sure her grandmother did, too. These beets are eaten cold and often the brine is used to pickle hard-boiled eggs.  This post does contain affiliate links with the products I love to use. I receive a small commission but your price does not change.

 

Pickled Beets

  • 2 gallons small-medium red beets
  • 6 cups red beet juice*
  • 2 cups White Vinegar
  • 2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons Mineral salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon THM Stevia
  • 2 cups water

Cut tops off red beets leaving about 1 inch of stems. Leave tail/root attached. Scrub red beets well to remove dirt. Add 2 quarts water to beets and cook until semi soft. Remove beets from liquid and allow to cool. Strain liquid through a cloth to remove all grit. Set red beet liquid/juice aside. Cut stems and tails off of beets and remove the skin. Slice the beets or if they are small leave them whole. Fill canning jars 3/4 full of beets. In a kettle combine reserve beet juice, vinegar, salt, stevia, and water. Heat brine until boiling. Pour brine into jars leaving 1 inch head space. Add rings and lids. Place in a water bath canner. Cover jars completely with water. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Turn off heat. Allow jars to set for 10 minutes. Remove from canner and allow to cool for 12 hours. Check from sealed lids. Store in a cool place.

*Insta-Pot is your best friend when cooking beets. I put 1 quart of water and 1/2 of the beets in my Insta-Pot. Choosing the manual setting I cooked them for 2 minutes. They were perfect. No splattering mess cooking on the stove top.

Pickled beets are a THM-FP with 1/2 cup serving. A larger amount will be an THM-E.

A favorite ways to use these beets is to add 12 hard boiled eggs to one quart of beets and juice. Refrigerate. The eggs get a delicious pickled flavor and I love to set them alone or on a salad.

Scrubbed beets in the Insta-Pot ready to cook. 

Cooked beets waiting to be peeled. When you cut the tops and tails of the rest of the skin just slides off.

Trimmed and peeled beets and brine ready for the canning jars. Jars filled 3/4 full with beets.

                      

Jars in the canner covered with 1 inch of water.  Sealed jars of beets ready for storage.

           

This recipe is not FDA approved but has been used for many years with great success. Pressure Canning is not necessary with this recipe because of the amount of vinegar in it. 

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Pickled Beet THM-FP

Pickled beets

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 2 gallons red beets

Brine

  • 6 cups reserved beet juice
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons mineral salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon THM Stevia
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves, optional

Instructions

  1. Cut tops off red beets leaving about 1 inch of stems. Leave tail/root attached. Scrub red beets well to remove dirt. Add 2 quarts water to beets and cook until semi soft. Remove beets from liquid and allow to cool. Strain liquid through a cloth to remove all grit. Set red beet liquid/juice aside. Cut stems and tails off of beets and remove the skin. Slice the beets or if they are small leave them whole. Fill canning jars 3/4 full of beets. In a kettle combine reserve beet juice, vinegar, salt, stevia, water, and cloves if desired. Heat brine until boiling. Pour brine into jars leaving 1 inch head space. Add rings and lids. Place in a water bath canner. Cover jars completely with water. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Turn off heat. Allow jars to set for 10 minutes in canner. Remove from canner and allow to cool for 12 hours. Check from sealed lids. Store in a cool place. 8 quarts

  2. *Insta-Pot is your best friend when cooking beets. I put 1 quart of water and 1/2 of the beets in my Insta-Pot. Choosing the manual setting I cooked them for 2 minutes. They were perfect. No splattering mess cooking on the stove top.
  3. Pickled beets are a THM-FP with 1/2 cup serving. A larger amount will be an THM-E.

  4. A favorite ways to use these beets is to add 12 hard boiled eggs to one quart of beets. Refrigerate. The eggs get a delicious pickled flavor. 

You will find many more canning and preserving recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.