Have you ever pickled beets before? Canning beets for later use is a great way of storing them for the time of need. Canning beets is a simple preserving method. But do you need a pressure cooker to can beets? what if you don’t have one? So, how to can beets without pressure cooker? Here in this article, we’re going to illustrate the canning method of beets without using a pressure cooker.
How To Can Beets Without A Pressure Cooker
Warning: Pressure canning is more effective to kill the botulism potential. Water bath canning beets mentioned below is a traditional method and NOT a scientifically approved method. Try at your own risk!
Canning Beets at home without using a pressure cooker is not a very hard or expensive process. All you need are a couple of jars along with their lids and rings to seal them with. If you don’t know how to can beets without a pressure cooker, you need to follow the simple method described below.
Step 1: Pick Beets For Canning
You cannot just use any kind of beats for canning. You have to be careful when you are picking beets. Do not pick the beets that look old or riped. The beets should be fresh and crisp so that they can be canned for a longer period without getting spoilt. Discard any spotted or soft beets because they may contain diseases.
Step 2: Sanitize Your Canning Jars
after carefully picking up the right choice of beets for canning, it’s time to sanitize your canning jars. This is very important because if the jars are not properly cleaned, the beets will just rot and all your hard work will go in vain. Therefore, sanitizing your canning jars is a must to do. This includes washing them with clean water and boiling them in a water-filled pot. Boiling usually kills all kinds of bacteria and other microorganisms that could be harmful.
Step 3: Prep the Beets
In the next step, you would be preparing the beets and getting them ready to be canned. For this, you need to first wash them with clean water thoroughly. Take a bowl, put those beetroots in it, and place the bowl in the sink. Now turn the tap on and run water over the beets while scrubbing them all with your fingers. This will clean them of any mud or dirt particles. Now, take a knife and cut off those top stems but leave an inch to prevent bleeding out their colors.
Step 4: Cook The Beetroots And Fill them In Jars
Now, cook beetroots in a pot filled with water for about 30 minutes. Then, cool them and peel their skin off. You can cut them into half if you like. Fill them up in clean jars. Now, boil freshwater and cool it down a little bit before pouring it over the beetroots.
Step 5: Seal Of The Jars.
Once you have done pouring the water, it’s time to seal the jars. Place lids over jars and add rings. Now, tighten the jars up with their lids and rings and seal them up. Then, put all the jars on a rack inside a big pot filled with and boil them at high temperatures.
This is how you can beets without a pressure cooker.
If you are looking for a SAFE method, try PRESSURE CANNING beets as per the video below!