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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.


  • Wash fresh beets thoroughly.
  • Prepare beets for slicing by removing the tops and the root.
  • Slice the beets thin with a mandolin.
  • Prepare the pickling brine.  Add Vinegar, Water, Sugar, Salt, and optional spices to a sauce pot.  Simmer until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the sliced beets to a 1 quart mason jar.  Pour the brine over the beets.  Allow the beets to cool.
  • 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.


This recipe could also be made without the sugar.