You’re going to love this Easy Pickled Beets recipe. Whether you’re dressing up a salad with them or serving them as a dinner side dish, this recipe is a winner.

How to make s delicious pickled beets recipe.

This post is sponsored by Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables. As always, all opinions are my own.

If you like pickled beets but have never made your own, I’m about to rock your world with this recipe. Today I’ve teamed up with my friends at Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables to create an Easy Pickled Beet Recipe with their Cut Beets that’s perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Libby’s offers an excellent selection of convenient fruits and vegetables that are ideal for feeding a crowd without breaking the bank.

Libby's Cut Beets - Pickled Beets Recipe

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How to Make Pickled Beets Recipe:

Okay, back to my Easy Pickled Beets. What I love most about this recipe is that you start with Libby’s Cut Beets. This eliminates the time and mess of peeling and boiling beets. And, in my opinion, these easy pickled beets are equally tasty.

To begin, drain the juice from the beets then add them to a mason jar.

Making the easiest pickled beets recipe

In a small saucepan, create the pickling juice by combining apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, peppercorns and bay leaves. Bring that to a boil and cook for five minutes.

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How to Make Pickled Beets

Then, pour the pickling juice over your beets. Yep, that’s all you have to do!

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Lastly, put a lid on your jar and refrigerate the beets. They are pretty flavorful within an hour, but I recommend letting them sit at least overnight. For best results, refrigerate them a week before eating.

They will last about two months in your refrigerator, so if you make them now, you’re set for the entire holiday season. Not that there will be any left by then!

Pickled beets for a salad.

Easy Pickled Beets Recipe:

You can enjoy these beets however you like: straight out of the jar, paired with a cheeseboard, served as a Thanksgiving side, or scattered on a salad. They are delicious, so I’m sure you’ll find many ways to gobble them up.

The Easiest Pickled Beets Recipe

Easy Pickled Beets Recipe

Here's what you will need:
2 cans (15 ounce) Libby's® Cut Beets
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon peppercorns
3-4 bay leaves

Open the Libby's® Cut Beets, drain the juice, and add the beets to a mason jar. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, add the apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, peppercorns, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil; then cook for five minutes. Remove from the heat and pour the vinegar mixture over the beets. Place a lid on the jar of beets and refrigerate.

Let the jar sit in the refrigerator at least overnight. For optimal flavor, refrigerate for 5 days before eating. Store sealed in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

I told you this recipe was a winner!

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Give this pickled beets recipe a try and let me know what you think. What are some of your favorite pickled vegetables? Are any of you fans of dilly beans? Let me know if I should share that recipe, too.

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  • Sheran at

    We love “Harvard beets”, so this will probably be a hit for our family.

  • Matilda Joyce at

    Yes, please post your dilly beans recipe. I️ like when you post recipes on Fridays, gives me inspiration to cook on the weekend.

  • Jessica at

    Thanks for starting with canned beets. I love pickled things, but my beet cutting skills are…. non-existent. Can’t wait to make this!

  • Beverly M at

    I’ve been making my own pickled beets using canned beets for years and would like to offer a few suggestions: I rinse the beets twice, then drain well. Adding 8 each of whole cloves and whole allspice, in addition to a piece of dried ginger to the recipe gives a greater depth of flavor. Since we prefer a sweeter beet, 1 cup cider vinegar to 3/4 cup sugar works for us and perhaps for you too. (Maybe not!) This is a very versatile side for many meals.

    I thoroughly enjoy your site. A big thank-you!

    • Tami at

      I followed the recipe as written above with same amount of sugar and vinegar (roughly) but added your additional spices. SPOT on to my mothers beet pickles she would can every year… and I am not talkin’ about a few jars… but about 50 or more jars. I do not can (shame on me for ignoring my mum 50 years ago)… but I do refrigerator pickles. Thank You for your suggestions… THEY ROCK! I do have my mum’s beet pickle recipe somewhere…if there is a way you can contact me and you want it…I will dig it out and try to decipher it. btw, my mum would be 95 now…. and she got the recipe from her mum who would be around 140 now.

  • DBLori at

    Love pickled beets. I make them with fresh beets and they’re so easy to cook when I use my Instant Pot. Never thought about using canned, though. Great idea!

  • Valerie at

    I love beets! Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  • Ronda at

    I love pickled beets and I love that the recipe is so easy. Thank you for sharing.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That’s the goal! The results are delicious too! Thanks Ronda!

      xo Michael

  • Sabrina B at

    love beets! they’re usually ignored since they have such a unique and earthy flavor, am so happy you not only feature them in this recipe but also add the tweak of pickling them! Thank you for such a creative twist!

  • Billy at

    These look delicious! Great pictures! I really love pickled beets and am so excited to make them at home. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  • Jane at

    What do I do with the juice?

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