Boistfort Valley Farm
Community Supported Recipe Box

PICKLED BEETS

ingredients

  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pickling spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 onion, halved
  • 1 small bay leaf (not California)
  • 3/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1/4 bunch fresh dill
  • 3 beets (1 lb without tops)

procedure

active: 30 min
total: 2 days
dish: side
season: fall

Bring all ingredients except beets to a boil in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.

Cool marinade, then chill, covered, 1 day to allow flavors to develop. Pour through a fine sieve into a bowl.

Cook beets in a saucepan of boiling salted water until tender, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Drain and cool. Slip off skins and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.

Stir together beets and marinade, then marinate, covered and chilled, 1 day.


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