Special Note: We purchase beets when they are on sale and make a large batch so we can share with friends and family.
Rinse beets and place into a large stock pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Boil the beets until fork tender (approximately an hour to a hour and a half depending on the size of your beets). Drain and rinse with cold water.
(We recommend that you wear kitchen gloves before you begin peeling and slicing the beets or your hands will turn brown) Peel and slice the beets and pack them into your sterilized canning jars. You can slice them anyway you like; discs, julienne, or chunks.
Prepare the pickling juice… heat equal parts of vinegar and sugar until the sugar dissolves. (We prepare two cups of vinegar and two cups of sugar at a time, makes it easy to manage). This will not take long! Once dissolved, pour mixture into the jars until beets are covered. Put the lids on your jars and store them in your refrigerator. Share with friends and family!!