Beet & Onion Pickles

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Preserving Method: Non-Preserving

  1. Combine onions, vinegar, sugar, water, mustard seed, salt, allspice, cloves, cinnamon sticks in a large stainless steel saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil; boil gently 5 minutes. Add prepared beets and return to a full boil, lower heat and simmer just until beets are tender.
  3. Remove from heat. Discard cinnamon stick.
  4. Pack hot beets and onions evenly into hot jars, pour hot brine over leaving a 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim, center lid on jar and apply band, adjust to fingertip tight. Cool to room temperature, tighten band then place in refrigerator. Use within 3 months. For the best pickled taste allow to sit for 3 weeks before serving.