Sweet Pickled Beetroot Recipe

A deliciously sweet pickled beetroot
Yield:     Preparation Time: 10 mins    Cooking Time: 45 mins
This recipe makes a delicious sweet pickled beetroot by adding a little sugar to compliment the earthiness of the beetroot.


Fresh Beetroot (approx. 1kg)
Vinegar; malt, wine or pickling vinegar (approx. 1 litre)
6 tablespoons sugar

Recipe Instructions

Cook the beetroot.
Place the beetroot in a pan of water with 1 tablespoon of vinegar and bring the water to the boil.  Reduce the heat and let the beetroot simmer for 30 – 45 minutes until it is tender and the skin moves easily.  Let the beetroot cool and then peel off the skin and cut the beetroot into slices.

Make the pickling vinegar.
Put the vinegar into a pan and add the sugar.  Heat the vinegar stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved.

Sterilize the jars.
Place the jars in the oven for 5 minutes until the glass is hot.  Pour boiling water over the inside of the lids.

Jar the beetroot.
Place the beetroot slices into the jar and pour over the vinegar.  Seal with the lid immediately and once cooled label the jar with the contents and the date.

6 Responses to “Sweet Pickled Beetroot”

  1. Peter says:

    How much vinegar should go with 6 tablespoons of sugar?

  2. admin says:

    Hi Peter, I found the recipe source and have updated the amounts.

    It’s roughly 1 litre of vinegar to 1 kg of beetroot.

  3. Lisa says:

    How long will the jars of pickled beetroot keep?

  4. tony anderson says:

    looking for a recipe for pickled beetroot with juniper

  5. June Gibbons says:

    Hi Peter – We have problems with the acidity of the vinegar was so relieved to find your recipe.

    Many thanks

  6. Bill says:

    do you pour the vinegar over beetroot while still hot