This recipe for Easy Pickled Eggs and Beets bring back great memories of my grandmother’s kitchen. I remember as Easter came near there would always be a big jar of purple eggs in the fridge. I wasn’t always a fan, but now I know why everyone raved about them! I think you’ll enjoy Grandma’s Easy Pickled Eggs & Beets too – a great side dish for your Easter table.
Easy Pickled Eggs & Beets
1/2 Gallon Canning Jar with lid (I used these)
8 – 10 whole hard boiled eggs, peeled
2 (15 oz) cans of sliced beets in juice
1/2 of a large red onion, sliced in rings
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Directions – Easy Pickled Eggs & Beets
- In a pan, over medium-high heat, combine white vinegar, white sugar, black pepper, garlic powder and sea salt.
- Whisk constantly until sugar is completely dissolved and then remove from heat. Let it cool down a bit.
- Put your whole hard boiled eggs and red onion into your canning jar. I like to layer them.
- Pour the two cans of sliced beets and juice over the eggs and onions. You may not want to put all the beets in to leave room for mixing.
- Pour in the vinegar mixture.
- Put the lid on the canning jar, tightly.
- Then give the jar a few gently turn to make sure everything it well mixed.
- Make sure everything is under the juice – use a plastic spatula to move things around if necessary. But be gentle, you don’t want to mess up your eggs!
- Put the jar in the fridge for at least 3 or 4 hours. But the longer the eggs remain, the more the flavor fills them and the deeper the color you’ll have.
- Once ready you can eat them right from the jar OR slice them up for serving. They also make a beautiful presentation for deviled eggs.
- The beets and onions are tasty too. I like the onions in tuna salad especially!
I hope you enjoy this recipe for Easy Pickled Eggs and Beets – just like Grandma used to make. They should keep 10 – 14 days in your refrigerator, if they last that long!
Want some tips on making perfect boiled eggs? Check out Food Storage Mom’s tips!
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