Polish Pickled Beets (Buraczki Marynowane)

Pickled Beets (Buraczki Marynowane)
Pickled Beets (Buraczki Marynowane)

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 64 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
8 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 64
Amount per serving
Calories 8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Calcium 3mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

When you have a bumper crop of beets, or you can't resist buying a bushel at the farmers market, "put them up" to be enjoyed year-round. Choose small, young, blemish-free beets and can them whole or slice larger ones.


  • 2 pounds beets (small, young beets cooked, cooled, and peeled)
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pack peeled beets firmly in clean, sterilized pint jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace.

  3. In a medium pot, combine remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.

  4. Divide among beets, pouring into jars to cover completely but still leaving 1/2-inch headspace.

  5. Cover jars with new, sterilized lids and rings, tightening slightly.

  6. Process in the hot-water bath at 195 F for 15 minutes, making sure tops of jars are covered by at least 1 inch of water.

  7. Using tongs, remove jars and listen for popping noise to signify a good vacuum seal.


  • If you can't find small beets, slice larger beets so they will fit in your canning jars.
  • If the lid dents, the jar has not been processed correctly and you should consume the contents the same day or discard.
  • Cool and store with or without the rings for up to 6 months.