As the warmer months continue, housewives are prepping beets for the winter in jars just like in Romanian kitchens. Summer is the season when housewives have to work hard and turn their harvest into a variety of dishes for the colder months. With the recipe, this isn’t difficult at all.
Every housewife will definitely pickle cucumbers, tomatoes, prepare delicious jam with hot peppers and make the best appetizers from eggplants. The whole family then enjoys these delicacies. Housewives prepare jam less often not only from red cabbage, but also from beets. After all, you cannot prepare too many different dishes from it, both on the table and in the winter. it might be. And to do this, they put beets in vinegar according to the recipe of Romanian cuisine.
Beets in jars for the winter, just like in Romanian kitchens.An old recipe to taste for the whole family
This is one of the easiest and oldest ways to preserve this wonderful vegetable for the long winter. Such preparation does not take much time. And in winter, when you find vegetables in your pantry, you can pop them out of the jar and use them in vinaigrettes, salads, and borscht. And the beets, taken out of the jar, can be used as a garnish to meat or potato dishes. All options are very good and will please the whole family.
To prepare this wonderful treat for the winter, you will, of course, need 2 kg of beets, about 1/2 liter of water, 5 teaspoons of sugar and 3 teaspoons of salt. To give the jam a fresh flavor, you can use 2 teaspoons of dill seeds and 4 bay leaves.
Some housewives add a spoon or two of cinnamon along with the star anise, according to an old recipe passed down for generations. Indeed, no jam can be made without peppercorns and 100 ml of apple cider vinegar. Add 4 cloves of garlic to this jam if desired. Some housewives also add garlic to their vine leaves in jars during the winter, but this ingredient may have too strong a leafy flavor.
First, boil the beets. Depending on the size and roots of the crop, it may take about an hour, sometimes longer.
What to do while the beetroot is boiling. How to prepare the marinade for preservation
While the beetroot is boiling, prepare the marinade. Pour half a liter of water into a saucepan, add salt, sugar, bay leaf, star anise, peppercorns, ground cinnamon and dill seeds. Finally, you’ll find that thanks to these ingredients and spices, you’ll have a pleasantly fragrant and rich marinade.
After that, gently press 4 cloves of garlic with a knife to flatten them and cut them into slices. Then simmer with garlic for about 5 minutes, adding vinegar at the end. Apple cider vinegar is preferred by housewives because it has a milder taste. Peel the boiled daikon radish and cut into strips of about 1cm width.
It is not necessary to sterilize jars with blanks. A little disinfection along with the lid is enough. Finally, simply place the chopped roots into a clean, sterilized jar. You can tap it with a spoon without applying too much pressure so as not to break the strip.
And the final step in preparing beetroot in jars for the winter, as in Romanian kitchens, is to fill the banks with hot marinade. Do not forget to spread the spices and garlic evenly. Close the jar with a sterile metal lid. Such an appetizer is recommended to be eaten with a sweet gogonon salad within two weeks. During this time, the vegetables will be properly marinated and acquire the desired taste.