Pickled Beets

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Old family recipe. You just can't eat store bought canned beets after tasting these. May also can this recipe, but multiply ingredients. It's not worth canning just one jar. :) Estimated prep time includes cleaning, skinning and cutting.

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  • add   1/4 bay leaf
  • add   3 peppercorns
  • add   2 cloves
  • add   3 tablespoons sugar
  • add   1/2 cup beet juice
  • add   1/2 teaspoon salt
  • add   2 lbs beets, greens removed (couple inches of greens left on)
  • add   1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Wash the dirt off the beets.
  2. In a covered pan cook whole beets in boiling salted water until tender (35-50 minutes).
  3. Cool slightly, cut off remaining greens and slip off skins.
  4. Save 1/2 cup of the beet juice (water beets were cooked in).
  5. Cut up beets the way you want them.
  6. Put in a clean, empty jar.
  7. In a small pan bring the beet juice and the remaining ingredients to a boil.
  8. Pour the hot liquid mixture over the beets.
  9. Let come to room temperature and then chill.