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Sliced Refrigerator Pickled Beets

Refrigerator Sliced Pickled Beets

Beets can be traditionally canned and pickled.  However, this is a quick refrigerator pickling recipe for beets.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Pickled Beets
Prep Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 2 days
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 people
Author Joe


  • 1 Pound Fresh Whole Beets
  • 1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbsp Spices (Optional) 1 Bay leaf is an option, pickling spice is an option.


  1. Wash fresh beets thoroughly.

  2. Prepare beets for slicing by removing the tops and the root.

  3. Slice the beets thin with a mandolin.

  4. Prepare the pickling brine.  Add Vinegar, Water, Sugar, Salt, and optional spices to a sauce pot.  Simmer until sugar is dissolved.

  5. Add the sliced beets to a 1 quart mason jar.  Pour the brine over the beets.  Allow the beets to cool.

  6. Seal the jar and place the beets in the refrigerator for about 1 week.  The beets need ample time to soak up the pickle flavor.  I like to initially and throughout the week, shake the jar to be sure the beets aren't sticking together.

Recipe Notes

This recipe could also be made without the sugar.