Pickled Beets & Eggs new batch fresh from the garden

Discussion in 'Canning & Storage' started by tropics, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Picked up some Beets at the local market,3 Beets weighed 5 + pounds


    Boiled these for 20 minutes then simmered till toothpick tender,

    peeled and cut after cooling.Normally I roast them.



    3 Red Onions


    Sliced and waiting for the pickle brine


    Pickling Brine I use these Tea Balls to hold the pickling spice


    This is added to some of the water I saved from boiling the Beets


    After bringing to a boil let simmmer for 10 minutes then pour onto the onions


    Made 1 1/2 gal in the fridge for the night


    Cooked up 40 eggs


    Put the eggs in with the beets for another night


    Needed some Mason jars so did up another 20 eggs


    Layers of Beets,Onions and Eggs


    Topped with brine.


    These will be ready for Thanks Giving

    Thanks for looking

    Richie

    7 days in the juice

     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2016
  2. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great!

    How long do pickled eggs keep?
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice job. I love them with a couple cold beers. My Wife banned me from eating them...She is not happy with my Gastrointestinal Response...[​IMG]...JJ 
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Richie, evening..... You got a vacant chair at the table ??? That looks soooooo good....
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    DB Wife thinks we have had some for around 6 months Thanks for the point I appreciate it

    Richie
     
  6. stanjk

    stanjk Smoke Blower

    The eggs look great. Didn't see any mention of vinegar. What percentage do you use to the cooking water?
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    JJ I think that is a big club Banded from Pickled Eggs LOL

    Richie
     
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Dave we always have room for a guest.Thanks for the nice comment

    Richie
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Here is the recipe

                     Pickled Beets & Eggs

     5 lbs. Beets ( Boil till Toothpick tender) save liquid

     8 Cups reserved liquid

     8 Cups Cider Vinegar

     8 Cups Sugar

     9 Table spoons Pickling spice

     4 1/2 teaspoon salt

     3 Medium Large Red Onions ( Optional)

     Boile Beets with about 3" of water above till toothpick tender about 40 min these 

    took 1 hr.

    Above is what I used for this batch Below can be adjusted to the amount you are making

                              Brine 

     2 cups reserved Beet juice

     2 cups Cider Vinegar 5% acidity

     2 cups sugar 

     3 Table spoons Pickling spice (store bought)

     1 1/2 teaspoons salt

     I always add extra Juniper Beeries,whole Allspice and some Cloves

    Thanks for the kind words

    Richie
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2015
  10. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    They last a long time but after a month or two, I find they start to get Rubbery and a bit tough. Still tasty and fine to eat just texturally different. 

    Just a note: If Fresh Beets are not available or you want to save time, Canned Sliced Beets with the liquid work just as well. One 14oz Can is the equivalent of one Large Beet and about 1/2C liquid (cheapo brands have the most). You can add water if needed...JJ
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2015
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Job, Richie!![​IMG]

    Those looks Great, and Must be Mighty Tasty!!![​IMG]-------------[​IMG]

    I cheat:

    We (Mostly Mrs Bear) eat store bought Pickled Beets from Amish Country.

    then when the beets are gone, Mrs Bear Hard Boils enough Eggs to refill the jars for me.

    We reuse the juice about 3 times before chucking it.

    Bear
     
  12. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    JJ Thanks the rubbery part I don't mind,that is why I did not mention it.Most time I have certain friends I do give a jar and get it back like really quick LOL. The store bought pickled beets worked when I lived in an apartment.

    Richie
     
  13. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nothing wrong with the ones you posted on a plate.Thanks for the point Brother I appreciate it.

    Richie
     
  14. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    This is after 7 days in the juice color right thru 


    Thanks for looking

    Richie
     
  15. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Richie, that looks real tasty ! Thumbs Up
     
  16. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Justin thanks they were great with a couple cold ones,thanks for the point 

    Richie
     
  17. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    JJ Can't get any fresher then these LOL 

    My first time growing Beets



    Some big ones


    8 Beets made 2 very full 1/2 gal jugs


    Richie
     
  18. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice! I hope to get a garden in next year. Now If I could only get the move completed...JJ
     
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hard to Beat Beets like that !!!

    Looks almost like a Deer Heart !!

    Bear
     
  20. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Wish it was LOL Found a great deal on eggs 2 doz. x lrg 99 cents

    Richie
     

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