Conway’s Spiced Beetroot Recipe

conway's spiced beetroot

Spiced Beetroot Recipe submitted by Gavin Conway

An easy and tasty recipe for spiced beetroot, ideal for with salads and cheese. Also a delicious accompaniment to roasts or barbecues.

Using the hot spiced vinegar helps to make the storage life longer and retains the colour.

Ingredients for Spiced Beetroot Recipe:

  • 1 ½ kg young beetroot
  • 500 ml/2 cups water and juice – kept over from the boiling pot
  • 500 ml/2 cups vinegar
  • 400 g/2 cups sugar
  • 2 ml salt
  • 2 ml ground cloves
  • 2 ml cinnamon
  • 2 ml ground ginger
  • 1 ml black pepper

Method for Spiced Beetroot Recipe:

  1. Boil beetroot till tender. Remove skin, cut into small squares or slices. Keep 2 cups water and juices to add to the vinegar.
  2. Put all the remaining ingredients into an enamel pot with the 2 cups of beetroot water/juices and bring to the boil.
  3. Add beetroot and simmer/boil slowly for 20 minutes.
  4. Bottle into hot sterilized jars (add extra vinegar if required to top up jars) and seal.
  5. Refrigerate once opened.
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3 comments on “Conway’s Spiced Beetroot Recipe
  1. Belinda Bentley says:

    Hi, really want to preserve fruit and veg (not as chutney) and this receipe really appeals to be as I love beetroot. My question however is this – can artificial sweetner (granulated) be used in place of regular (calorie laden) sugar. Also, how do I measure spice, salt etc in Ml’s i.e. 2 ml cinnamon?

  2. Gavin says:

    Hi Belinda – I’m sure you can use artificial sugar. Just follow the guide lines on the pack. Measuring spices… A teaspoon is 5ml so 2ml cinamon is a half teaspoon.. I never do a recipe exactly so some more or less wont make much difference. Hope you enjoy the beetroot once done. I do.

  3. Ann Hein says:

    Hi Gavin, you left out the bit….First you grow the beetroot! It has been a real lesson to me in town with no water, how to survive buying vegetables. But the bathwater does lettuce and beans and rhubarb!

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