Pickled Beets

  • 6 medium-size beets
  • 1 1/2 cups wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons dill seeds
Cover whole beets with water and boil until tender. Drain, reserving 1 1/4 cups of liquid.
When beets are cool, slice off tops and bottoms. Then, using your fingers, slip off skins. Slice beets. Bring vinegar and reserved cooking liquid to a boil. Add mustard, salt and sugar. Stir and bring to boil again. Remove and set aside. Arrange beet slices and onions in layers in clean, screw-top jars. Add dill seeds. Cover with hot vinegar mixture. Tightly screw on tops. Process 30 minutes in boiling water bath. Cool and allow to set several days in refrigerator before serving.

Did you know?

The average food item travels 1550-2480 miles (2500-4000 KM) in the U.S.
-The WorldWatch Institute, "Home Grown," 2002

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"There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their neighbors. This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third is by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor, as reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry."
~Benjamin Franklin
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