Pickled Golden Beets | White Balsamic Brine

Pickled golden beets in a white balsamic brine is a sophisticated home canned food item. Break away from the traditional method for something more modern!

Pickled golden beets in a white balsamic brine

Pickled golden beets in a white balsamic vinegar with sweet onions, whole peppercorns, and tarragon. Does this not sound fabulous?  This recipe breaks away from the traditional method for home canned pickled beets.

Golden beet, unlike the more commonly consumed red, is sweeter in flavor. Nor is it earthy in taste. This variety can be eaten fresh or grilled, but pickling them is a must.

Pickled golden beets in a white balsamic brine

Prep Work

Prior to canning golden beets, or the red variety for that matter, they will need to be boiled to soften them. Due to being a root vegetable the skin must be peeled prior to canning it.

More times than not, the skin will easily be removed by rubbing the root. However, peeling the golden beet with a peeler makes for easier work.

The Brine

In truth, what sets this recipe apart is not the use of golden beets but the white balsamic vinegar. This vinegar is much milder than white distilled vinegar and is more sophisticated in flavor. This brine can also be used for pickling eggs or other pickled items.

Keep in mind, the only restriction when selecting a vinegar is that it must be 5% acidity or higher. Many balsamic vinegars are below 5% acidity.

pickled golden beets in a white balsamic brine

Home Canned Goods

Preserving foods at home is extremely easy to achieve. My book, The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest, gently guides home preservers through all phases of preserving foods.

In partnership with my book, The National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP) is an excellent resource for those who are new to canning foods.

This recipe for pickled golden beets can be canned using a hot water bath or steam canner. The steam canner is ideal for those seeking to preserve foods which are highly acidic. This preserving tool uses 2 inches of water and processes foods with the use of steam. In addition to this, the steam canner is great for those with a glass stovetop.

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Pickled Golden Beets in a White Balsamic Brine – Ingredients

Transition away from using white vinegar to something much more sophisticated. A white balsamic vinegar at 5% acidity will transform any pickled item from basic to beyond delicious!

  • 10 pounds Golden Beets
  • 1 medium Sweet Onion, sliced
  • 4 cups White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 cups Organic Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Pickling Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon whole Peppercorns (per jar)
  • 1 sprig, fresh Tarragon (optional)
Pickled Golden Beets in a White Balsamic Brine – Instructions
Prepare Golden Beets
  1. Place beets in a large stockpot with water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender (roughly 15 minutes). If beets are large, cut them into quarters.
  2. Remove beets from stove and place into ice-water to stop the cooking process.
  3. Peel skin from boiled beets. Cube or slice golden beets.
Prepare the Brine
  1. In a stock pot add white balsamic vinegar, sugar, and salt.
  2. Bring to boil for 10 minutes
Fill Jars
  1. In each pint size jar add 1/8 teaspoon whole peppercorns.
  2. Layer cubed, or sliced, beets with fresh sliced sweet onion, leaving a 1 inch head space.
  3. Fill jars with hot brine, again leaving a 1 inch head space.
  4. Remove air bubbles, wipe jar rim, add warm lids, place ring finger tight.
  5. Using a steam or hot water bath canner, process jars for 10 minutes.
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Pickled Golden Beets In A White Balsamic Brine

Pickled golden beets in a white balsamic brine is a sophisticated home canned food items. Break away from the traditional method for something more modern!
Keyword: pickled golden beets

Ingredients

  • 10 pounds Golden Beets
  • 1 medium Sweet Onion sliced
  • 4 cups White Balsamic Vinegar 5% acidity
  • 2 cups Organic Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Pickling Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Whole Peppercorns per jar
  • 1 sprig Fresh Taragon optional

Instructions

Prepare Golden Beets

  • Place beets in a large stockpot with water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender (roughly 15 minutes). If beets are large, cut them into quarters. 
  • Remove beets from stove and place into ice-water to stop the cooking process.
  • Peel the skins. Cube or slice beets.

Prepare the Brine

  • In a stock pot add white balsamic vinegar, sugar, salt. Bring to boil for 10 minutes.

Fill Jars

  • In each pint size jar add 1/4 teaspoon of whole peppercorns.
  • Layer cubed, or sliced, beets with sweet onions. Leaving a 1 inch head space.
  • Fill jars with hot brine, making sure to leaving a 1 inch head space.
  • Remove air bubbles, wipe rim of jars, add warmed lids and rings.
  • Using a steam canner or hot water bath canner process pickled golden beets for 10 minutes.

For additional methods on how to preserve foods at home grab a copy of my book, The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest. Learn how to can, dry, cure, ferment, and store fresh foods for long term storage.

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