Yield
8 pints

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook beets in water to cover in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat 30 to 35 minutes or until tender. Drain and peel. (If beets are too large for jars, cut into pieces.)

Step 2

Bring 3 cups water and next 6 ingredients to a boil in a large heavy saucepan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.

Step 3

Pack hot beets loosely into jars, filling to 1/2 inch from top. Cover beets with hot syrup. Remove air bubbles; wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids; screw on bands.

Step 4

Process in boiling-water bath 30 minutes.

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