Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pickled Red Beet (Beetroot) Eggs

Starting with canned, sliced beets saves time.


Chopped onions, peeled, hard-boiled eggs, and sliced beets.


Glistening and rosy hued.


The colorful and delicious result.


I saw a recipe for pickled eggs (using pickling spices) online the other day...

...and remembered my grandmother's delicious pickled red beet eggs.

This is not a recipe that I often prepare...

...and since my original recipe card went missing some time ago, I found a similar recipe on the internet.

These are truly startling-looking when cut open...

...and they have a satisfyingly sweet and sour taste.

It's a good recipe to keep on hand for just after Easter...

...when you might have a glut of hard-cooked eggs and no idea what to do with them!

1 (15 ounce) can of sliced beets
1 onion, thinly sliced
12 hard cooked eggs with the shells removed and left whole
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vinegar

Drain liquid from the beets into a saucepan.
Place beets, onions, and eggs into a large bowl or lidded jar.
Pour sugar and vinegar into the saucepan with the beet liquid and bring the mixture to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low, and let the mixture simmer for 15 minutes.
Pour the beet juice mixture over the beets, eggs, and onions.
Seal the bowl or jar and refrigerate for at least one to three days,
stirring or shaking occasionally.
The longer they are allowed to sit, the better they will taste.

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Anonymous said...

looks great Heather! Nice tip about easter

Heather Woollove said...

Yes, they're really yummy, Kim!

narkeymarkey said...

oh these look very different from the pickled eggs that i'm used to seeing in the uk. these look amazing and i bet they taste great too! will put this recipe aside for easter, thanks :)

Heather Woollove said...

Yes...they taste less like pickles (less salty), and the onions give them a nice 'kick'!

Patty Biermans said...

Oooohhhh, Heather, I love beetroot,I love hardboiled eggs and I put onions in almost everything! So this is the ultimate recipe for me! Thankx very, very much,;-)).

Heather Woollove said...

I hope you like it when you try it, Peebee!

vilterietje said...

well heather, i rather hope that peebee will NOT try them next week, because i'll be visiting her for a couple of days to work in her new workplace. i hate beetroots, ieks, for me they taste like clay, hihi. hope that it will be good for everyone that tries tham. sorry for not liking it.
love, riet:)

Heather Woollove said...

Hahaha, Riet! I think the two of you have been friends long enough that you'll easily work out a menu for the week...or you could always just eat the eggs and onions!?!? :)

vilterietje said...

would be great: eggs, onions and tomatoes! love, riet:)

Anonymous said...

Just so you know, red pickled eggs make the most amazing "deviled" eggs as well. This is one of my favorite recipes and I've made them often over the past 50 years. :) I'm thrilled that you are enjoying them too. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Ooooh, yummy! Thanks, Sandie!

harmony and rosie said...

Those eggs look fantastic!

Heather Woollove said...

H and R-Thanks! They taste as good as they look, too!