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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


  • 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


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.