I was talking about making pickled eggs and beets over on Instagram a few weeks back. And, I was shocked at the people who had never eaten one before, or never even heard of them. I had a friend tell me that she always BUYS the pickled beets in a jar and didn’t know you can make them. Pickled eggs and beets are something that Deb and I, both, grew up eating. My ex mother-in-law actually taught me how to make them 120 years ago and I’ve been making them ever since
They are so quick and easy to make. I had a lot of people wonder how we did it so I thought I would document it here. I always feel a little ridiculous sharing a “recipe” like this, because it probably doesn’t even qualify as a recipe. ???? But, then I thought, my ex mother-in-law had to share with me how to make them… sooooo ????????♀️
If you’ve never had pickled eggs and beets, I’m sorry. ???? They are the best. If you like sour pickles, sauerkraut, etc, you will love them. But, they are a little sour and a little sweet. ???????????? We eat them for breakfast and snacks both.
Here is how we make our pickled eggs and beets. You obviously can adjust the amounts for how many people you have in your household. Obviously, we only have two people here in our house, so that’s what the recipe is for.
1 dozen hard boiled eggs (peeled)
2 cans of beets – either sliced or whole
Drain the beet juice in a glass measuring cup… (you will understand this step next) and pour in a sauce pan.
However much beet juice came from the 2 cans, add the same amount of sugar, and the same amount of white vinegar.
Bring all of this to a boil making sure the sugar is dissolved.
Add your peeled hard boiled eggs and the beets to a large glass jar with a lid. I usually use an old 1 gallon size pickle jar… or a sun tea jar. You can use anything that’s big enough to hold it all. Pour the liquid over the eggs and beets.
They are THE BEST after pickling for 48 hours. ???????????? But normally we can’t wait….. so we eat them the next day. Add a little salt and pepper… mmmmmmmh.. So delicious. They will last for awhile in the refrigerator, but they don’t last long here because we eat them quick.
Do you like pickled eggs and beets? Let me know if you try them.