Perfect Pickled Beets Recipe: Easy Amish Pickled Red Beets Are Sweet, Crisp & Tangy by 30Seconds Food

Perfect Pickled Beets Recipe: Easy Amish Pickled Red Beets Are Sweet, Crisp & Tangy

Before you Google "what is beet broth," let us explain. Beet broth is just the water that you've cooked the beets in. Simple enough. This easy pickled beets recipe is an Amish recipe that you'll find in many Amish homes. Serve as a side dish with any meal or toss them into salads

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 to 50 minutes


  • 5 pounds beets, washed and trimmed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 3 cups beet broth (water from cooking the beets)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 teaspoons salt

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a large pot, cook the beets in boiling water until tender. Drain, reserving 3 cups of the cooking liquid (add more water if needed to make 3 cups). Slice the beets. 
  2. Bring the beet broth, sugar, vinegar, pepper and salt to a boil. Add the beets and cook about 5 minutes. 
  3. Put the beets into sterilized canning jars or airtight containers.

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Large Pot $10 & Up
Sugar $2 & Up
Vinegar $2 & Up
Salt $1 & Up
Pepper $2 & Up

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I love beets! 😋
This is a fun idea I wouldn’t have thought of, thanks.
Elisa Schmitz
I was not much of a beet lover until Dieter Schmitz re-introduced me to them. Now, we love them. Thanks for the fun recipe!

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