Pickled Beets

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2021

We wanted to create a recipe that had nothing in common with the often one-dimensional and cloying pickled beets that line supermarket shelves.

SERVES12, makes four 1-pint jars

TIME1½ hours, plus 7 days setting

Pickled Beets

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We started by briefly roasting our beets in the oven to concentrate their flavors and make them just tender enough to peel. After trying different cuts, we opted for ⅓-inch slices, which helped the beets stay firm even after the 30 minutes ...

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