Refrigerator pickled beets recipe

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  • Preparation Time: 45 Minutes


  • 5–6 medium beets
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • ½ cup sugar
How to Make It
  1. Trim off beet greens and scrub beets thoroughly.
  2. Place steam rack inside Instant Pot. Place cleaned beets on rack.
  3. Pour 1 cup water into the Instant Pot. Secure lid.
  4. Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes. Use quick-release method to release steam.
  5. Let beets cool. Remove outer skins.
  6. Slice beets into ½-inch cubes, placing them in a sealable container along with cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and onion.
  7. In a large bowl, whisk vinegar, 1 cup water, and sugar together until sugar has dissolved. Pour over beets. Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving.
  8. Will keep about two weeks when refrigerated.

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