Canning Beets

Can you can beets without a pressure cooker?


The answer is No. Beets are a low acid food. You must use a pressure cooker.

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Oct 10, 2012
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Plain Beets vs. Pickled Beets
by: Jennifer, Provident Living Today

Plain beets do not have enough acid to can them in a hot water bath. Pickled beets have a higher acid content and can be processed in a hot water bath.

Sep 20, 2012
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Pressure canner vs regular canner
by: Anonymous

I hate to disagree but we have been canning beets for years with a regular canner and not a pressure canner. My recipe is for pickled beets and I process in a hot water bath for twenty minutes once the water in the canner comes to a boil

Sep 20, 2012
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Pressure canner vs regular canner
by: Anonymous

I hate to disagree but we have been canning beets for years with a regular canner and not a pressure canner. My recipe is for pickled beets, and I process in a hot water bath for twenty minutes once the water in the canner comes to a boil.

Oct 25, 2011
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Well actually
by: Anonymous

You can - you need to boil and peel them (to soften), then slice and preserve in pickling vinegar.

Response: Plain beets need to be processed in a pressure cooker because they are a low acid food. When you pickle beets, you can use a hot water bath. The acid from the vinegar changes the PH of the mixture.

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