Beet Relish with HorseradishBeet Relish with HorseradishBeet Relish with Horseradish

Funny thing about running a site and a facebook page you find yourself saving “pictures” of recipes you would like to post. When I’m ready to get permission from the author I realize that I forgot to note whose jar it was and then I’m stuck. I have been blessed with some amazing canners on my FB page and I save a lot of great looking jars.  This gorgeous jar below was one of my “mystery” jars and as easy as reposting the picture to the FB page I found the author, Darcie, and connected the two again.

From Darcie:  My husband, who does not like beets, loves this stuff! Good thing as we have been getting beets weekly in our CSA share 🙂

If you love the heat of horseradish and want a new and fresh way to prepare your beets in a small batch variation. Thanks Darcie for all you do on the FB page and your contributions to SB Canning! Enjoy!

Beet Relish with Horseradish

This is a great recipe to make rather than purchasing it at the store.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 20


  • 3 pc. medium beets (1 lb)
  • 1 pc. large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 pc. sweet red peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp pickling salt
  • 2/3 cup grated fresh horseradish


  • Cook beets in boiling water until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain beets, remove skins and chop finely. There should be about 2 cups. Mix beets with onions and peppers.
  • Combine vinegar, sugar, salt, and horseradish in a large stainless steel or enamel saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add vegetables. Return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Fill hot, sterilized jars to 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles, adjust headspace. Wipe rims with a towel dipped in hot water, place hot lids on jars, add ring adjusting to finger tightness. Process in a boiling water bath 15 minutes for half pints and 20 minutes for pints.
  • Makes  3 1/2 cups.
  • NOTES: The recipe says you can use a 14 oz can of beets in place of the fresh ones.  Also, you can use commercially prepared horseradish in pace of the fresh, just double the amount.  
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