This is Daniel Tero .
Red beets are a nutritious vegetable and one of the simplest to grow in the home garden .
Red beets are a good source of folate , manganese , vitamin C and fiber .
For this recipe , you'll need red beets , room temperature water , white wine , vinegar and granulated sugar .
First , I've removed the leaves and washed the beets that I've picked from my garden .
Next , I sort the beets by size so that the beets will not be overcooked or undercooked depending on the size .
Baking or boiling beets can take up to an hour .
Cooking beets in your microwave oven can reduce the cooking time by up to 75% .
My preferred method is using a pressure cooker which takes about the same amount of time as using a microwave oven using a plastic store bag to simplify , clean up .
I trim off any remaining part of the leaves and the root .
I place the pressure cooker on the stove over medium high heat .
The air vent is a visual indicator of pressure in the pressure cooker , never remove the lid .
While the air vent is in the up position .
Cooking time starts when the pressure regulator begins a gentle rocking motion to stop the cooking process .
I place the pressure cooker in the sink and cold water over the top .
When the air vent is down , it is safe to remove the pressure regulator and the lid .
Whether you bake boil or microwave , the beats are done when you can easily insert a knife , add cold water and cool until the beets can be handled .
The skin should now easily peel from the beats , trim the ends if necessary and then slice the beets about 1/8 inch thick into your storage jar .
Repeat until the jar is filled to within about one half inch of the top .
Fill the jar or jars with cold water to completely cover the beets .
Empty the water into a measuring cup .
Note how much water is in the cup and then empty about half into the sink .
For example , if there's two cups of water , drain one cup into the sink , leaving one cup of water in the measuring cup .
Replace the water with white vinegar .
For example , if you drained out one cup of water , add one cup of vinegar to the water remaining in the measuring cup .
You want about a 50 50 ratio of water to white vinegar .
Add about one quarter cup of granulated sugar to the vinegar and water and stir until completely dissolved .
You can adjust the amount of sugar to taste when the sugar is dissolved .
Add the water to the jar to completely cover the beets .
The beets must be completely covered with liquid to prevent bacterial growth and spoilage if necessary until the beets are completely submerged .
Gently tap the jars to dislodge any air bubbles .
Once the beets are completely submerged , tightly cover each jar cool and refrigerate .
A two ounce serving has 36 calories , 44 mg of sodium and 2 g of fiber .
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