The Best Pickled Eggs and Beets

  1. Wendy says:

    This is awesome. Two of my favourite things but I have never seen them together. I make pickled beets with fresh beets and that’s a messy job. Sure going to try your way.????

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Oh you will LOVE them then.

    • I made your recipe maybe 2 yrs ago. I completely forgot about them. We LOVE them although I manage to dye something with the beet juice. The hardest part of this recipe is cooking and peeling the eggs!!
      We love your recipe because you used canned beets. That way you can adjust the sweetness or sourness that you prefer.
      We enjoy the color too. I went to college a million years ago near Buffalo and they always had pickled eggs in a jar for you to have with your beer 🍺.
      Thanks for sharing the recipe again and for bringing back a great memory.
      ❤️ Marilyn

  2. Paula J Wise says:

    I love them! When I was growing up we called them, “beet eggs”. Mom would pickle them, then make deviled eggs. I thought they were so pretty! The tradition continues. Yummmmmy!
    Paula Branson Wise @pineislandtreasures

  3. Pam A. says:

    I always had these growing up, maybe it’s an Indiana thing? My grandmother’s recipe always called for a little ground clove in the mix that you bring to a boil.


    I love pickled beets and eggs. never made them but this sounds delish going to make them.

  5. Debbie says:

    Love them both but never had a recipe. I am making these for sure!!!!

  6. Judy says:

    I love pickled eggs alone just pickled in white vinegar. My husband’s father owned a beer store back in the days before beer was sold in grocery stores. There were no convenience store s like present day. He had a drive through window and you could buy a pickled egg for a dime. He put it in a small paper bag and sprinkled a little salt and pepper in the bag. It was delicious. Putting the eggs together with the beets is even better. So glad you reminded me!
    Love your blog!

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Oh geez… Don’t you love memories like that? I could exactly see that all happening.

  7. Karen says:

    I make canned pickled beets with beets from the garden and once we eat the pickles I save the juice to add boiled eggs to it, delicious!

  8. Shannon says:

    Is this a Midwest thing? I live in Iowa and I’m about your age. I remember these. I’ll make these for my husband!! Thank you for the recipe!!

  9. Sandra says:

    I remember when I was in high school in Iowa, we made 120 quarts of pickled beets one summer. We always added cloves to ours too. But I can’t wait to try your recipe, now that I live in AZ and cannot grow beets anymore.
    Thanks for Sharing!!

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Oh that sounds delicious. Someone mentioned SPICY eggs and beets. Do you think that would be with cloves?

  10. Penny says:

    Loved them and lost my recipe! Thanks! They are also a great thing at Easter to make a relish plate like you showed above.. Thanks for recipe and also the laughs you have been providing me during this cursed CORONUS!

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      hahaha awwww. thanks. I cannot wait until things at least feel a little normal.

  11. Susan Matheson says:

    In most neighborhood bars, back in the day, as they say, there was usually a huge jar of pickled eggs at one end of the bar, as well as a huge jar of pickles at the other end. They were generally free, so their saltiness prompted the patrons to drink more beer., thus more profit for the owner.

  12. Sharon Haslam says:

    I’ll try this! Sounds quick and delicious. I grew up on pickled beets, pickled eggs, pickled hotdogs, pickled pigs feet’s, pickled polish sausage (or kelbossa), mustard beans, and probably some other stuff that I may have blocked out of my memory ???? You name it, we canned it or pickled it or both.

  13. Shelly says:

    Oh man, I love beets! I buy them in a jar and when I open them I can’t stay out of them! I have eaten the whole jar at once several times!
    Just a little warning if you are going to pig out on them…..
    your pee can look like it has blood in it!!!! So don’t freak out, it’s from too many beets!
    The eggs, I would have to be hungry to try those. I’m not a big egg eater.????
    I have been known to drink the best juice!

  14. Karen says:

    I made these last week from the same recipe. They are delicious,. Grew up eating these as a kid and now as a grandma make them for my grandkids who also love them. We often take these on camping trips.

  15. Sheree says:

    Oh my gosh!! One of my favorites from growing up Pennsylvania Dutch. I’m going to make these tomorrow! Yeah

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      They are SO DELICIOUS.

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Yay! They are SO DELICIOUS.

    • Kath says:

      Yes, I grew up in Pennsylvania Dutch country, and these were a mainstay in our house. ALWAYS served at picnics. I personally love them most when they’ve been in the juice for a few days but I’ll eat them anytime. Funny….my husband, who is Italian, loves them!????

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      hahahah Yes! We can never wait long enough.

  16. Julie says:

    My mom used to make spicy pickled beet eggs. Sadly she doesn’t remember how to make them anymore. Thank you for this recipe. I am going
    To play around with it and see
    If I can figure out how to make them.

  17. loly says:

    How long do they last in the fridge? Not that I expect my boys to leave them alone – my sons great grandmother used to make these but they stopped appearing at family functions. (She only makes 402 things now at 88). So I imagine they will be gone before it matters!

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      hahahaha We’ve kept them for a week before. But since they are pickled, I can’t imagine them going bad for a long time.

  18. Courtney says:

    I absolutely love these! I was raised by my grandmother and she made these all the time. I’m 38 yrs old and only found out a couple years ago that pickled eggs can be white. Apparently the beets is a Pennsylvania Dutch thing which my grandmother was. To me if they aren’t purple they’re not the real thing. Lol.

  19. Anonymous says:

    We actually have some in the fridge right now Either this same recipe! Sooooo good! I don’t like cloves in mine. I remember when I was a kid I ate so many red beets that my poo ???? turned red! Not even kidding-that’s a true story. Have you ever tried Harvard beets? They are awesome, too!

  20. Mandy Bailey says:

    I use apple cider vinegar and very little splenda and they turn out perfect!

  21. Joanne says:

    This brings back good memories, my mom would make these every year after Easter. She would peel all the eggs we colored and put them in a big jar and just add the the pickled beet juice to the eggs and that’s it. But I’m definitely going to try your recipe sounds so good.

  22. Kari says:

    Do the eggs really get that red after 48 hours? I am definitely going to try these and add a bit of cayenne for some spice.

  23. LAURA LASKEY says:

    My Irish grandmother taught me how to make these – we always have called them Pink Eggs. Her favorite color (and mine) is pink so I think that is why. I “think” she got the recipe from a Pennsylvania Dutch friend way back when. In our recipe we do not use sugar – just beet juice, water, and vinegar. I really like to use apple cider vinegar, gives it a little kick. We also can never wait until they are supposedly “ready”.

  24. Kath says:

    Yes, it is certainly a German thing with the pickled red beets. There were so many German immigrants that settled in the Midwest and in Pennsylvania.

  25. Paula Warren says:

    My grandparents were born and raised in Poland. My grandmother always had pickled beets and eggs in the refrigerator. I’m 66 and still remember eating this delicious concoction. My mother short cut the recipe by buying Aunt Nellie’s Pickled Beets in a jar and would use the liquid to color/flavor the eggs.

  26. Monica Weida says:

    I grew up in Pa Dutch country. Our recipe is very similar but we add raw sliced onions also. I always hated making them until I purchased an egg cooker. My eggs never ever peeled nicely until I started using an egg cooker!

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Oh awesome… I need to try that. AND, are you talking about that little egg cooker that you can buy on Amazon? I have been eying that.

  27. Rebecca says:

    Hello, they look yummy, I have never had them though. I am going to try this!
    In the picture it looks like salt and pepper was added , is that correct? They look very appetizing on the plate!

  28. Mary Snow says:

    I love pickled beets and pickled eggs. I basically make mine the same but I use fresh beets and I also use pickling spice. I would love to send you a jar to try!

    Mary ????

  29. Mel says:

    Just made some myself but I also boil a cinnamon stick with best juice n vinegar n sugat n leave it in the jar as well. Gives it a really good taste.

  30. Wendy says:

    This has become my daily lunch! I absolutely love these beets and eggs. Thank you for this!

  31. Patti says:

    Hi Danelle, We made the pickled beets and OMG they are fantastic! Planning on doubling the recipe next time because they are going to fast????????????We love them!!! Also we have had a deer problem eating our bird food????, they bang the feeders so food will come out! We fill in the evening and by morning it’s gone. So my husband researched and found a telescopic pole that goes up to 15ft. so you bring it down to fill feeders then put it up out of the deers reach! Had to cement the pole into the ground, today we finish it and get our feeders back on.Can’t wait!!! Wondering if Deb since she is the bird aficionado can recommend a really nice feeder that I can get for my hubby for Father’s Day? Love watching you guys and all your escapades ????????

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      hahah OMG… Yes. It’s taken some practice to keep the squirrels off of ours. If we put them too close to a tree, they jump. And, I have a whole post on bird feeders. Enter it in the search bar and it should pop up.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Love this recipe

  33. Karen Price says:

    Pickled beets and eggs are amazing. It usually is an Easter tradition. But just this weekend I was in Ohio Amish Country and bought a jar of already pickled eggs. Oh my! So good!!! And of course I bought a jar of pickled beets too. Best thing to snack on. Thanks for sharing!

  34. Lee Kuhn says:

    Love pickled eggs. This is similar to mine but I add pickling spices & sliced onions in addition to the beets. When I was little & very sick my parents couldn’t get me to eat or drink. My grandmother had made pickled eggs & asked me if I’d try one. I ate one & asked for another, then another. My mom wanted to slap me! Lol! My grandmother said it was the vinegar that made me feel better.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Love picked eggs & beets. Yummmm

  36. Tracy says:

    I live in Pennsylvania, we call them red beet eggs. I love them. They’re my favorite. I also use them to make egg salad with, so yummy!! Thank you for sharing. ????????????????

  37. Susan says:

    My husband LOVES this recipe!! Had to make back to back batches. He wanted more but the heart labs said to back away for a bit!! He’s waiting for the next round and my friends all want the recipe! Thank you!! ????

  38. Anonymous says:

    I don’t like beets, but I love boiled eggs in the beet juice. We call them “rubber eggs”!!!

  39. Tracey says:

    So is it vacation time Deb?

  40. Bridget says:

    Do you pour hot liquid over the eggs & beets? (Or let it cool down before adding to jar?)

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