Pickled Beets with Eggs Recipe

Pickled Beets with Eggs Recipe

Pickled Beets with Eggs Recipe

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes


8 people

This is an old-fashioned side dish that’s becoming popular again. Beets and eggs pickle very well, and this dish is great for making ahead and bringing to a summer picnic or potluck.

Why Try? If you like eggs and beets, you’ll love this combination.

Jarred and stored in the refrigerator, it will keep for up to two weeks.


  • 13 large eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
  • 8 medium beets, untrimmed and unpeeled
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups vinegar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons whole allspice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1/2 medium onion, sliced 1/4-inch thick


  • 1 Combine sugar, vinegar, water, salt and spices in a saucepan and place over medium heat.
  • 2 Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • 3 Remove from heat and cool.
  • 4 Wash beets and trim the stems, leaving about 1-inch of stem. Place the beets in a pot, cover with water and boil for 15-20 minutes, or until the beets are just tender. Drain, cool, peel and cut off stems.
  • 5 Place the beets, onions and eggs in a large jar and pour the sugar-vinegar mixture over them. Cover tightly, allow to cool, and store in refrigerator up to two weeks.


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