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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.